Are you concerned with the increase in fake news and misinformation? As a producer and consumer of information, you can make a difference. Here are 6 ways you can make a difference NOW by evaluating and engaging.
1. Think before you share. Read the entire piece, not just the headline, before you decide whether or not to share.
2. Verify an unlikely story. Check to see if other reliable news sources are reporting the same story. Snopes and Politifact can also be useful in determining the veracity of a claim or story.
3. a browser extension that identifies stories from sites that produce clickbait, fake news, and other suspect stories.
4. Help debunk fake news.
5. your news diet. Expand your information network to include diverse perspectives from quality sources.
6. about your sources. While technology can be useful in identifying fake news and misinformation, you shouldn't rely solely on online tools. These tools can still fall victim to human error and bias.
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Alicia Vaandering, 2/2017
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