The article “The Genuine Problem of Fake News” and the book 1984 both explore the dystopian element of fake news controlling the society. In 1984, the government hires people to “re-edit” history by placing false statements in the news. When it is placed into the news, then the “chosen lie would pass into the permanent records and become truth”. In order for the government to keep control they find it “necessary” to “have facts rubbed out of existence”. When the government controls everything that a citizen reads, they control what that person thinks, feels, and believes. In this society, people are not being told the truth so they believe that everything in their society is ideal and perfect when in reality it has many faults that the citizens are not aware of. Controlling the news strips people of knowledge that could greatly impact their life; which is unfair to the citizens not being told everything they deserve to know. In “The Genuine Problem of Fake News”, reveals how fake news “threatens any sense of shared truth” within a society. Technology has “lured millions...into sharing provocative lies”. People sharing “misinformation” and “gossip” leads to distrust within society because people are never sure what is real and what is fake news. People in our society now believe everything they read in the media, when not all facts or information in those articles are the truth and have no physical proof that can be used to back it up. When people believe everything they read in newspapers, this gives the power and the control to the newspaper companies who print the stories that will bring in the most money for them rather than providing the public with accurate information. This causes people to question what people read in their newspapers and magazines, leading to a community that is filled with distrust.