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For a long time, we had “real news” and “non-news.” Unfortunately, things have shifted in recent months. Now there is near-constant talk of “fake news.”
- The dawn of fake news.
- Why do people create fake news? (1) For profite. (2) For politics. (3) For fear.
- Fight fake news with truth.
Matthew 5:37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.
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Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- What’s the most ridiculous fake news story you’ve heard?
- What does God think of fake news? Why?
- What has been your reaction to the rise of fake news? Is it something you actively combat, does it all seem too complicated to bother getting involved with, or something else?
- Have you ever spread a story that later turned out to be untrue? What did you learn from that experience?
- Why is it hard to hear stories that challenge our views? Why is it easy to believe and talk about stories that reinforce our views?
- Read Proverbs 16:27-29. Why is fake news more than simple truth-stretching?
- If fakes news continues on unimpeded, what sort of implications will it have for our society?
- What can you do practically to combat fake news as it manifests in your own life?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.