Fake News is a Thing Now
I'm not really big into the political thing maybe as much as most people may be, but I do keep up on what's happening or as it's now called - trending.
Being in the media industry as I have been for a few decades now, it's always important for us to be on top if what important things are going on day to day and to get you up to speed on what you need to know.
Recently, mostly around the election season, the topic of fake news kept coming up and still does to this day. You see it in some Facebook posts for example. Someone will post a link to an article from a website you never heard of. Is the information true or not?
Personally, I ignore things like this, but a couple of days ago I believed a tweet from Steve Carell. As you may or may not know, I am a huge fan of the TV sitcom, The Office. Since I stumbled on the show a year after it ceased airing, I have binge watched the 9-year series about 6 times. Sad, I know.
Anyway, Mr. Carell tweeted something about the return of The Office. Are you kidding? That's the best news I heard in a long time. Yeah, it was fake news. He sent out another tweet correcting himself mentioning that it was Will and Grace returning, not The Office.
What? Oh man, what a letdown. I think he blamed the mistake on Toby Flenderson. Excellent comeback. Label that fake news? Probably not to that extent, but it faked me out! Still love ya, Steve, and bring back The Office...for real.