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How to Spot Fake News and What to do About It

HOW TO SРОТ FAKE NEWS AND HAT TO BOUT IT Y DOC Before you share a news story how can you check you are not inadvertently spreading misinformation? WHAT IS FAKE NEWS? "Fake news, or hoax news, refers to false information or propaganda published under the guise of being authentic news": There have long been people and organizations willing to publish misinformation to further their own interests. So today's "fake news" is nothing new, what is new however is that the prevalence of social media platforms has led to a diversification in how people are accessing news which in turn has created a surge of fake, fraudulent or manipulative content masquerading as genuine news. BEFORE YOU SHARE A NEWS STORY: CНECK THE SOURCE Research the author: mm What are the authors qualifications, history and reputation? Does the story seem sensationalized or outrageous? Ensure the article is not satire by researching the the website or publisher. EVALUATE THE MESSAGE MM MM The goal fake news often not financial but to lure people into spreading false information. un Search for the story online and compare reporting from multiple news outlets. ESCAPE THE ЕCНО СHАМBER Remember that social media platforms are not news organizations and that they use algorithms to curate the content you see, which can create a personal echo chamber. ASK THE EXPERTS Get a second informed opinion from sites that monitor and debunk hoaxes and fake news stories such as Hoaxy, FactCheck, Politifact and Media Bias/Fact Check. Fish Parts * Source: 凶 区 回

How to Spot Fake News and What to do About It

shared by Eavesy on Mar 26
An educational infographic from the team at Fish4Parts in the UK that is packed with information about fake news.




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