Blog created by Troi Watts for ENG 213: Digital Literacies.
This blog focuses on the moment I realized I had been the victim of the A Dog’s Purpose fake news story. Being a strong supporter of animal rights, I was immediately enraged after reading about the animal cruelty taking place on the movie’s set. Therefore, I took to social media to voice my anger. Later, it was revealed that the whole thing had been a lie, leaving me to be embarrassed by the fuss I had made on my social media accounts. But this experience made me think about the implications of fake news and, as you’ll see in this post, allowed me to give some advice to anyone who’s fallen for fake news, just like me.