Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS)


Fake News, Foreign Opinions, and Personal Beliefs, Oh My!

Publication Date

Spring 4-26-2022


Business, Jack C. Massey College of


Political Science, Department of

BURS Faculty Advisor

Nathan Griffith

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation


With all of the biases and persuasion going on in social media, it just makes sense that political social media posts affect the population. The misinformation that gets spread through fake news, foreign opinions, and personal beliefs highly biased political outcomes through the notion of ethos. A lot of the population still believes that most things that you read on the internet tend to be true, and due to this idea political elections have suffered. How does social media affect the outcomes of the elections? Based on my research it’s no surprise that political elections will continue to suffer if the population is on a believe everything you see type of thought.

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