The Fake News Survival Guide

According to an analysis by Buzzfeed, during the last three months of the 2016 presidential election the top 20 fake online news stories had more Facebook engagements than the top 20 mainstream online news stories. Capable of swaying public opinion and potentially even influencing elections, the recently coined “fake news” is a kind of misinformation that has been around for ages. Yet the impact that fake news can have is greatly amplified in the online environment, particularly on social media. So in an era of fake news and unreliable information, how do we develop the skills to distinguish what is real from what is fake? Continue reading “The Fake News Survival Guide”