Fake News

What is it and how can you avoid it?

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Fake news is a neologism often used to refer to fabricated news. This type of news, found in traditional news, social media or fake news websites, has no basis in fact, but is presented as being factually accurate.

Why did I create this website?

Fake news is a big problem that leads to individuals being misinformed and can have massive effects on people’s lives such as manipulating the outcome of a political vote. This website exists to inform people of fake news, how they can identify if a news article contains fake news and how they can help to prevent any fake news from spreading. This website will focus on a few areas surrounding fake news. It focuses on what fake news is, why it’s a problem and how it’s a problem. It focuses on what impact fake news has on people’s lives. It focuses on giving you information on how people can help resolve the problem by being aware of the problem and being able to take actions to help prevent the problem from spreading.

What can you conclude from my research?

You can identify whether or not you are busy reading an article containing fake news by questioning the legitimacy of the news being presented and doing further research on the facts stated to confirm whether or not they are true. You can also use browser extensions like Decodex that can warn you if the site you are reading is a trustworthy site. You can help prevent others from falling victim to fake news by informing them of ways that they can check whether or not an article consists of fake news as well as to explain to them why it’s important to differentiate between fake and real news. You can also report sites that have fake news on them which can help prevent the article from circulating on social media. If you wish you could also help fund projects that are trying to develop algorithms to combat fake news.