False Information on the Internet

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FALSE INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET

BCA NOVEMBER 2011
Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College

Date: 17/02/2012

FALSE INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET
BY

NAME: ANNASYA BINTI ABBAS
STUDENT ID: 111007406

TABLE OF CONTENT PAGE CHAPTER 1
1.0 INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………..3

CHAPTER 2
2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW………………………………………………………………..10

CHAPTER 3
3.0 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY………………………………………………………..15

4.0 BIBLIOGRAPHY………………………………………………………………………17

5.0 APPENDIX……………………………………………………………………………...18 (Any related articles/journals/newspaper cutting)

TABLE OF CONTENT PAGE 1.0 INTRODUCTION
1.1Background of Study…………………………………………………………………..…4 1.2Problem Statements……………………………………………………………………....5 1.3Research Objectives………………………………………………………………….…..7 1.4Research Questions……………………………………………………………………....7 1.5Significance of the Study………………………………………………………………...8 1.6Scope of Study…………………………………………………………………………...9 1.7Definition of Terms……………………………………………………………………...9

CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION
1.1Background of Study
Throughout the human history, events have shown that false information on the internet both within the citizenry and in government. Whether it is on health information, world disaster, political issues or entertainment news. This problem can also be found among the social networkers. Most of the countries around the world have faced and will continue to face this matter. Malaysia is not excluded. Nowadays, there is a lot of information that are provided on the internet that is not accurate and some find it as a false statement. This trend has created various kind of impact especially on the researchers who relies much on the internet and tends to believe everything that has been published on the screen as they make the internet as their first sources. The impact will be on their result of research and it will change their belief as well. For example, when an internet user read some information on the internet regarding to a world disaster, they will then spread it and chaos may occur among them. People who receive such information have to face the consequences while a person who spreads the false information got nothing to lose. This study is not just the awareness of using the false information but also to aware those people who use the internet to publish any false information on the internet. How their act will bring harm and damages in any way to human being.

1.2Problem Statements
The awareness of false information on the internet has various benefits in any aspects such as education, economy, communication and many more. For example, in education aspect, we find that most students do their research on the internet instead of books. Therefore, they need to be teaching how to avoid from facing such matter and relying too much on the information that are provided on the internet. Besides that, students can be taught on how to be familiar with information that is whether the information is false or fact. However, this teaching can be challenging as students have been used the internet as a source of information since the internet have been expose to them. Therefore, it is important that students understand and aware of the false information on the internet because it has in some way influenced all of this nation’s all industries, and it will continue to permeate the issues of tomorrow. According to an in-depth study by the American Society of Newspaper Editors (1991), 23 percent of the public find factual errors in the news stories of their daily paper at least once a week while more than a third of the public, 35 percent see spelling or grammar mistakes in their newspaper more than once a week. The study also found that 73...
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