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How to Spot Fake News

How do you spot fake news?  With the proliferation of social media and the fact that everyone can create sites and blogs, the problem of determining what is true or not is really not that easy.  Luckily, there are now ways to spot fake news.

How to Spot Fake News in Facebook

We recently noticed a development in Facebook where you can easily see fake news.  When there is an article published and you saw a fact check article below it then you will know if it is a hoax or not.

So whenever someone shares an article and you see this FACT-CHECK you can refrain from sharing it.  You can also click on the link to determine why it is fake news like in the one above it determined what is the real article about.

Other Fake News Online

Fake news online are not limited to Facebook however, thus, how can you spot fake news?  Here are some guide questions:

  • Does the news come from a reputable and credible news organization?
  • Was the news corraborated by facts?
  • Where the photos used realistic and accurate?
  • Was it too trending and controversial?
Before sharing any trending news try to answer the questions above. Remember to think before you click.

Do you have suggestions on how to spot fake news?  Let us know by commenting below.

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