Burning Snowball Videos Are a Lesson in Fake News and Science

Interesting Engineering | Feb 23, 2021 at 3:15 AM
  • If you haven’t seen the viral TikTok and Twitter videos showing users burning snow to cement claims about “fake snow,” you soon will.
  • Those sharing the videos claiming this season’s snow is “fake” also believe they know who did it (and your first guess is probably right): Bill Gates — who many social media users baselessly claim is responsible for most of the problems on Earth, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • And with the rise of the internet, people didn’t need to go to a town square to share their opinions.