How to Avoid Spreading Fake News

This is a great primer on how to check out information before sharing it. It starts out talking about a program to teach kids how to do so but then goes on to give great advice on where to go to check out stories before we repost them. We all need to learn how to do this. It includes easy ways to check out what the real source is of a story, how to learn which sites are just impersonating valid news sites, how to use reverse Google photo searches and a list of the four best sites to go to to fact check: Snopes, factcheck.com and politifact–as well as Wikipedia to check out background information before using one of the other sites. This video is a bit long but contains really valuable information all in one spot.  Take notes and tape them to your desk or device. Help stop fake news and propaganda in its tracks!!!

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

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  1. Pingback: How to Avoid Spreading Fake News — lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown | Comedy FESTIVAL

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