Earlier this week Facebook revealed a new tool to help identify fake news. Readers can now report news they believe to be false to Facebook. Here is the information from Facebook with ways to spot fake news and how to report it. You can also read one of our previous blog entries about fake news here.
Fake news has become ubiquitous on social media, and it’s increasingly difficult to determine if the stories are legitimate or not. Following are some resources for helping kids and adults sort out the fact and the fiction. Below that you’ll find a real NPR news story about how one high school class is confronting this problem.
Assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College, Melissa Zimdars created this guide for her students.