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How to spot fake news infographic


With so much fake news available, the begging question is how to see through it all? Here is a cool infographic, How to Spot Fake News, from The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

Find more tips on how to avoid fake news at, Seeing through fake news.



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Seeing through fake news

Fake NewsThe term ‘yellow journalism’ started in the late 1800’s when two of the largest New York City newspaper publishers, Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, respectively began sensationalizing and creating fake news leading up to the Spanish-American war. Both publishers were infamous in their ability to twist the facts, leave out details and regularly make up news – all to sell more newspapers.
Today, fed by social media, search engine optimization, bots, ego or one-sided agendas, we as a global society are faced with overwhelming and increasing numbers of so-called fake news – real looking false stories or blog posts written solely for sensationalistic impact and deception. Driven by technology that can spread fake news around the globe at unparalleled speed, hundreds of thousands and even multi-millions of people are consuming fake news either intentionally or unintentionally.
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