Fake News Is Among UsWhen it comes to digesting news whether it be online, through the radio or by television who or what can you really trust as a credible news source? The truth of the matter is those intaking news do not have the time nor patience to research and validate what is being distributed to them. Those that are doing the distributing either steal the stories from third parties and claim it as their own or simply fail to list viable sources of the information to give false impressions to their audiences.
Three Ways To Spot Fake NewsFradulant Reporters: A journalist must report on facts only, using any sort of opinion will automatically discredit one and paint them as biased.
- Example bias: Donald Trump is a racist president who hates black people
- Example unbias: Donald Trump discriminated against black people in latest speech
- Example fake sources: Our sources say or our sources tell us (but none are listed)
- Example real sources: CDC reports of listeria outbreak (with link to the official source)
- Example clickbait: Who Won Superbowl 50? or Did Broncos Win Superbowl 50?
- Example fixbait: Denver Broncos Win Superbowl 50! or Carolina Panthers Defeated In Superbowl 50!