Fake news is a big problem and can have many negative impacts on people or companies if people fall for it. My goal was to make people aware of fake news and help them identify it. I focused on what fake news was and the problem of fake news. I looked at what the impact of fake news has on people and companies and solutions on how to avoid falling for fake news. I also focused on tips on how to identify it.
How can I educate my community on ways to identify fake news and how to avoid falling for it?
Fake news is a big problem and can have many negative impacts on people, companies and the economy. Fact-checking operations, like Africa check, can be used to make sure that the news you are reading are true. Use Newstools to check if the information you reading is from a credible source. Always make sure that the site has a link assigned or a credited journalist otherwise it’s better not to believe the news on the site. Remember that social media can be wrong. Don’t believe everything you read on social media. Use legitimate and trusted sources which are trustworthy entities like citizen.co.za, enca.com and timeslive.com. To ensure that the news you are reading are 100% accurate you can gather news from different news agencies.
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