Spotting false information on the internet

kidfury

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Social media sites are a major contributor to the spread of misinformation, because anyone can post something that looks like a legitimate news article but is actually from a bogus source.
Many fake news articles, fortunately, can be easy to spot. Here are some telltale signs:
  • A shady URL: Fake news sites sometimes use legitimate brand names, but their domain names may end with “.com.co,” “.ma” or “.co.” ABCNews.com.co, now a defunct site, was a famous example.
  • Grammatical errors: Fake news writers aren't exactly wordsmiths, so one big giveaway is the number of typos and grammatical errors that make it into their stories.
  • Unverifiable information: If an article’s information were legitimately outrageous, plenty of other news outlets would have written about it, too. When in doubt, do a Google search to check if trustworthy publications have reported the same information.

 

plasticbertrand

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I have a good collection of utter stupidity that spreads like fire in the Facebook dumpster.
This is how America became a country of fact deniers and conspiracists.

Thanks Zuck!

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Mike_Jones

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Social media sites are a major contributor to the spread of misinformation, because anyone can post something that looks like a legitimate news article but is actually from a bogus source.
Many fake news articles, fortunately, can be easy to spot. Here are some telltale signs:
  • A shady URL: Fake news sites sometimes use legitimate brand names, but their domain names may end with “.com.co,” “.ma” or “.co.” ABCNews.com.co, now a defunct site, was a famous example.
  • Grammatical errors: Fake news writers aren't exactly wordsmiths, so one big giveaway is the number of typos and grammatical errors that make it into their stories.
  • Unverifiable information: If an article’s information were legitimately outrageous, plenty of other news outlets would have written about it, too. When in doubt, do a Google search to check if trustworthy publications have reported the same information.



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PRCD

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Probably time to end social media. What a retarded waste of time for retards.
 

kidfury

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there's no picture of trump with golf club on cover of NYT today. Who made that? Where is it from?