The current situation is that Fake News affects our everyday lives. We encounter fake news in many things we do, but we have haven't got the knowledge to be able to identify fake news. The purpose of the investigation was to find a solution to be able to educate and inform people in and around my community about the dangers of fake news and how to identify it.

Focus Question

How can I educate my community and fellow learners on ways to identify and protect themselves against fake news and its dangers?


I have found that in general, more females have been victims of fake news than men. In my findings, I found that the number of social media platforms a person uses, influences your chance of becoming a victim of fake news. The result is that the more social media platforms you use, the greater your chance is of becoming a victim of fake news and the greater your chance is of spreading fake news onto others. Females are more common to being victims of fake news because they are more "linked" to the social media world- they are aware of every little thing that happens all around them with the help of social media, which in turn makes them vulnerable for becoming victims of fake news. Social media is the biggest factor in the problem that fake news creates (turmoil). The main reason why people were victims of fake news in my community, was because they either didn't know the meaning of fake news or they had a vague idea of what fake news was- which meant that these people in my community that were victims of fake news, couldn't identify the fake news they were receiving.

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