Fake News By George Orwell Analysis

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The two texts 1984 by George Orwell and “Fake News” by Michael Lynch both discuss fake news and falsified information both including and excluding government affairs and what implications it could have on the people of a society or country. However 1984 is a science fiction text whereas “Fake News” is a non-fiction text that focuses on real world issues similar to those discussed in 1984. However, both texts raises the same question of why do we put so much trust into the government and fake news? The two texts realize that so much trust is put into our government and fake news is so influential and widely believed because of issues with credibility on both sides of the scenario. In 1984 the people have no other choice to believe what they are told because they …show more content…
Lynch describes a situation in which a person can be confused to the point of belief, or as he calls it a form of deception. Basically stating that people can be caused to truly believe what is false. This is similarly seen in 1984 as doublethink. This is a very important parallel because it shows how our world could turn into something similar to that of the one in 1984. This is also a reason for why people are so trusting in their government. The discussion at hand may not be one that they know anything of and so they blindly follow their leader, trusting that they will do right by them. As topics of conversation in politics become more complex we could see this happen more often. People will vote for someone based on ideology and blind trust rather than actually weighing the pros and cons of two political campaigns. Furthermore, another example of being confused to the point of deception given by Lynch is not knowing how to tell the difference between what’s true and what’s false. This can also be seen in 1984, as mentioned previously, the Party alters documents to often it’s impossible to know what's what and what to believe as

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