20 Times People And The Media Were Humbled By People They Wrote About

Published 2 years ago

Although former USA president Donald Trump might have popularized the term “fake news”, it was prevalent way before his term of office. From the very first day when journalism began, its original purpose was to serve the people and spread information, that is truthful and factually checked. When studying journalism, I learned primary principles of journalism with the first and the most important being – “Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth.”

Today, when it’s so easy to spread information online and almost everyone has access to the Internet, it’s really easy to get caught up in “fake news”. Although we naturally tend to be more critical of the information from ‘unverified’ personas, it’s more difficult when the information gets shared by the press or large organizations as we are naturally inclined to trust them.

The good news is, not all heroes wear capes. Some well-known individuals decided to do everyone a public service and call out organizations that share false statements and deny their words. Their replies went viral and were shared on a Quit Your BS subreddit, dedicated to exposing fake information posted online.

More information: Reddit

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#1 Elon Musk Should Just Start Posting His Own Tweets Here To Be Honest

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#2 She Met Zedd’s “Wife” In The Bathroom. Gets Called Out Directly

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#3 News Outlet Clickbait

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#4 Imagine Being So Consumed By Calling Everything Fake News, That You Become One With The Fake News

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#5 She Tried To Call Out Mrbeast

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#6 Kumail “Bailed” On Sh*tty Journalism

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#7 Nick Offerman Calls Out ‘Brobible’

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#8 Chris Hemsworth Calls Out The Daily Mail

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#9 Ign Does An Ign

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#10 Jeremy Clarkson Calling Out A Fake Story

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#11 Dailymail Literally Photoshops Man’s Picture To Accuse Him Of Neglecting Social Distancing With His Dad…

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#12 John Stewart: No I Didnt

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#13 Youtuber Mkbhd Calls Out Chair Company, That Photoshopped Him On Their Ad Against His Will

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#14 It’s Always Nice When Media Create Fake Dramas…

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#15 Loudwire Back With Their Sh*t Again

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#16 Delivering The Twist Ending

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#17 Girl Exposes Bs Account Using Her Pictures To Sell Their Product

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#18 Elon Musk Shuts Down Time Magazine

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#19 James Gunn Responds To Fake Article

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#20 The Mountain Calling Out An Instagram Fan Page On Their Bullsh*t

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Violeta Lyskoit

Violeta is one free soul. She feels the most alive when traveling to new places and seeing the beautiful world out there.

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