In this lesson, we will study ways to determine if the author and sources are credible. The plethora of social media, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, have allowed anyone with a computer to publish ‘news’. When everything was published by a publisher, authors and sources were vetted before their work was available to the public. Now, it is up to us as individuals to identify fake news.
After completing this module you will be able to research if the author and/or sources are credible.
The video offered 10 ways to spot fake news, the list is not exhaustive but it gives you a good basis. The important thing is just because someone writes it doesn’t mean it’s true. View news, especially items found on social media, with a healthy level of skepticism.
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