Fake news have been going on for many years, most people believe what they see on the social media and random internet sites. Maybe you are someone who’s been fooled by something you’ve seen on the internet. Satire sites like The Onion look very believable but also very funny. Fake news sites ranges to many different groups, there is the straight up fake and hoax site, the satire sites and clickbait sites. The best way to find if they are fake is by identifying major things:
- Does the headline match the facts within the story? No, than is a hoax site.
- Is the story found on major news site and does it hold the same information as it? If not than it’s probably satire or clickbait.
- Or check it on Snopes.
- And of course always check their sources!
According to a recent CNET article two percent of Americans, no matter the age believes what they read online. Two percent might seem small but that’s 6,378,000 people, now that’s a lot of people. See the video below? The is totally fake, you can not charge an iPod with an onion, but two percent of the population believes it’s real.
Produced by Gabby, 17