While most Americans believe the Internet and social media have made it easier to be well-informed consumers and citizens, many are still skeptical about the trustworthiness of the information they find there. And with good reason. On Tuesday, a fake tweet sent from the hacked Associated Press account sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 143 points.
Social media has been rapidly expanding over the past few years, becoming an important part of our everyday lives. From business to sports, it has been transforming the way industries target the American public.
However, one area that has been drastically transformed by the addition of social media is politics. Continue reading