How do we explain the difference between fake news and facts?

Fake news is the deliberate spread of misinformation, be it via the traditional news media or via social media, with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically. It often employs eye-catching headlines or
fabricated news stories in order to increase readership and, in the case of internet-based stories, online sharing. Profit relies on advertising regardless of the truth of the published stories. Anonymously hosted fake news websites lacking known publishers have also been implicated because they make it difficult to prosecute sources of fake news.

Life Orientation Grade 12

Life Orientation Quiz

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5 ways to spot fake news?

What strategies use to distinguish between fake and factual information on the internet?

  1. Check the Source if it is incredible or not
  2. Search for Other Sources to verify
  3. Investigate the Article
  4. Visit Fact Checking Websites
  5. When in Doubt, Stay Away.

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