How To Detect a Fake And Real News Story

Posted by Not Fake News on November 14th, 2019

On a breakfast table, you drink a nice cup of tea with a cell phone in one hand. When you feel relief after two sips, you want to have a daily dose of the internet. You log in to your social media feed and scroll in a hurry to touch every headline with bold letters. Suddenly you stop at a point that makes your eyes squinting at those words. It reads, “The world is going to end in the next 48 hours”.

You shared the information with your contacts and touch the headline and landed on an unknown website. There you see you see some annoying words that have nothing to do with the headline you saw on your feed. First, the feed almost killed you with a heart attack and it cost your precious time and network data. This is how you become a victim of fake news. If you want to avoid such embarrassment, subscribe to Not Fake News Fact-based blogs. Such blogs provide a forum for commentary on topics that are interesting from the perspective of real journalists who used to be an insider but are now on the outside looking in.

What is fake news?

Fake news is a hoax story that has false information created to make people believe something false. Such news is spread through any traditional media platforms such as print, electronic, and digital. Usually, a fake story is propaganda to attack an individual, an organization or any entity by the opposition. When someone came across such a news story, he or she may believe in a false story about that particular entity. This will deliver an unfair advantage to people who cooked up the story.

Fake news stories are not uncommon since they have been a part of yellow journalism for years. It is believed that the earliest form of fake news started centuries ago. Today, the potential platform for spreading fake news is social media. People who spend time on such pages are likely to fall victim to hoax stories. They may be also traumatized by the event. It is important to detect and ignore fake news to keep it real.

Tips to spot fake news

The human brain is vulnerable to the fake but emotional story and it may find it hard to ignore sensitive materials on the news. This is why you should avoid such content to stay healthy. Here are some tips to avoid fake news content.

1.When you see a “shocking” news headline, you may suddenly get emotional. Even if you think it might be real news, you should see the purpose of that news.

2.If you see an odd news headline on your news feed, check the publisher of the story. If it is a well-known agency, you can continue reading. Otherwise, Report and Block the content immediately. Visiting a spam website is dangerous. Some of these sites are designed to steal your sensitive data to trap you in their scam projects.

If you want to get the real news, subscribe to fact-based talented writers’ news blogs. There are also apps for detecting fake news on your feed. You may not be able to put down a wildfire but you have all the potentials to stop a spark.

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