The novel, “1984” and the New York Times article, “How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media” both explore the dystopian element of corporate control and how society is manipulated through fake news. Wilson is an employee at a place where he and a few others rewrite records so it appears the government is always right. From there, the “chosen lie” is passed in to permanent record and will “become truth”. In “1984”, Orwell is pointing out that the government and media can mislead us and make us believe things that aren’t true. Orwell is alerting the readers that you can’t always believe what you hear, though it is often times difficult. In, “How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media”, Benedict Carey explains that even the people who say they’re “immune to being duped”, can accept fake news because of “subconscious psychological biases” that make people susceptible to believe fake news. Life today is revolving around the media, which is constantly releasing news, real and fake. Most people can’t differentiate between the two due to automated biases. Individuals must determine whether they will automatically believe the media or choose to dig a little deeper to find the real truth.