Fake news in 2016: What it is, what it wasn’t, how to help – BBC News

We’ve already discussed the damage that fake news can cause and efforts to teach students skills that can help them discern the likelihood that a story is really fake news. We also shared information about an app that can help people get a sense of how far and how fast fake news can spread.

In a year in which feelings have appeared to outrank fact, some news has turned out not to be fact but fiction.“Post-truth” has been nominated as the word of 2016 by Oxford Dictionaries, but how can the media, or you, get better at telling reality from propaganda and mistakes? There is no such thing as the Denver Guardian

Source: Fake news in 2016: What it is, what it wasn’t, how to help – BBC News

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