The recent U.S. presidential election had rather ugly rhetoric. The first item in RISKS List volume 29, issue 93 *Fake News* gives new meaning to *No news is good news*?!! lists a number of articles in media dealing with fake news. It is sobering reading. Some fake news stories got more engagement than genuine news stories. And people decided whom to vote for based on this?
Please do not blindly trust everything you read even if, and maybe especially if, it is telling you something you agree with.
With computers, information can spread very quickly. It does not mean that the information is correct.