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    English: How to spot fake news

    Level: Difficult

    30 minutes

    What is fake news

    According to Wikipedia, Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. (source)

    An example of fake news

    Firstly, check how believable the news is. Sometimes even if the news is believable it might still be fake though.

    Example of unbelievable news:

    Some tips for spotting fake news

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      Tip 1 - Check other websites

      Check other news websites to see if they are covering the same stories. If they are not the it is most likely fake news.

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        Tip 2 - Check if it is a reliable website

        Check the author’s name to see if it sounds serious and search to see if it is a real person. 

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          Tip 3 - Check the author's name

          Consider the source and check if it is a reliable website. Search for reviews on the website and see what other people say about it.