Fake news is everywhere on the internet, but the social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp create a platform for them to circulate in an easy way. It is 100% dependent on the individuality and the personality of the person using the Facebook. But the social networking giant has taken a step forward and introduced showing up tips to spot fake news on the top of the news feeds. The social media giant has started this feature from Feb 7th. The tips are outlined as follows
- False news often has catchy headlines and are presented with exclamation marks and capital letter as well. If headlines sound something like shocking and unbelievable, then they probably are fake.
- The URL may look like a mimic to an authentic news site which many false news creators follow.
- You must also make sure that story was written is from a reliable source and must also check its accuracy.
- Many false news websites have awkward layouts and spelling mistakes, check for them as well.
- False news stories may have altered dates.
- Check out for the sources of the author to check their authenticity.
- And sometimes, if no other website is reporting regarding this story, there may be a chance about it being fake.
- Think deep before you share something after you read the story.
Use these simple tips to spot fake news and stay wise online.