Social Media has now become more than a digital platform that connects people. Apart from making friends, social media is now a tool to promote businesses, place advertisements, and so much more. This evolution into a diverse platform results from the number of users dramatically increasing each year since its inception. However, people still lie and post fake news as if they won’t eventually get caught. These 15 social media liars got caught red-handed and had nowhere to escape.
Apart from this individual being a social media liar, the status itself is unnecessarily mean. Maybe this person just holds a grudge against F. Scott Fitzgerald and his literary work. We’ll never know. What we do know is that, the person who wrote this status also read The Great Gatsby, which is hilariously ironic. Maybe if you’re going to call out readers of The Great Gatsby, then make sure you’re not one of them. The first comment on the post should also have credit for using the book’s dialogue against this guy.
Apart from lying about what Rich Froning said, the tweet is also just factually incorrect. Or it’s poorly worded. Or both. In the Joker’s immortal words from The Dark Knight, “very poor choice of words.” There are many other ways to get in shape other than training for a triathlon. If training for the triathlon were the only way to get in shape, everyone would either be very fit or not fit at all.
Plagiarism is no joke. Taking credit for someone else’s work is as unethical as it gets. Someone has put in a lot of effort into their work, and scavenging off their work is a crime. Rebecca did not take any of this into account when she blatantly posted Claire Stevenson’s work as her own. It could be that she was joking and passing it off as her sketch in the name of comedy. However, not everyone who saw the picture would know she’s joking. A single person believing it’s her work would discredit the actual artist.