What is Fake News Presented at the Kingston Public Library

Fake news has been around for as long as human beings could communicate. Of course, over time, the methods of delivery have become more sophisticated. Sometimes it’s as innocuous as Hollywood gossip, while other times fake news can potentially have dire consequences. Fast forward to 2017 with the advent of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, to name a few, where people can pick and choose news that suits their personal narratives and then share it with whomever they want whether the story has been proven or not. The Kingston Public Library hosted a visiting lecturer from Bridgewater State University to discuss the dangers of the modern day fake news.