How are you doing with spotting fake news? I was suckered in years ago by a young lady who said she had been bullied. Things didn’t quite add up in her story and I am thankful my editor pulled the plug on my column before it ran. Since that time, I have relied on credible sources who have a policy and practice of correcting mistakes.
Our schools are starting to take steps by teaching media-literacy to students. It might be time to start a remedial course for adults.
Until then, here three tips: rely on multiple sources, check accountability of sources, cross-check facts across sources.
What are the ways you spot fake news? Please share your reliable news sources in the comment section below.