How to identify fake news from real news online (SEJ)

The amount of fake news has grown at an incredible rate. And as the purveyors of these fabrications and half-truths have grown increasingly media-savvy, it’s becoming harder to determine what’s real and what’s “fake news.” This is a significant problem. Globally, 76% of people acknowledged worries about weaponizing false information or fake news – an all-time high. Social media platforms have contributed to this, often serving as echo chambers in which these stories get much more exposure than they would ever have received in the pre-internet world. And this, in turn, offers them a false sense of credibility. While even the most intelligent people can be mistaken occasionally, maintaining a healthy degree of skepticism and evaluating the source of information can combat your vulnerability to misinformation. Click here to read full article