10 Quick Ways to Spot and Stop Fake News Online

The influence of social media and the sheer reach of information — both true and false — is dominating headlines and the collective public conscience. Most recently, false stories surrounding the 2016 U.S. presidential election spread like wildfire, causing many to question the power of social platforms such as Facebook, when it comes to the spread of bogus news. While we can’t control the click-crazy groups sharing half-truths online, what we can control is the content we share and, we can teach our kids to do the same.

Individual responsibility

With so many people now consuming their news from platforms such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter, the need to carefully scrutinize sources, content, and story tone is becoming more imperative. Think about fake news this way: If you read an intriguing news story labeled “breaking news” that sounds like a serious news story, then share that story on your personal platforms, if…

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