34 thoughts on “Spotting fake news like a pro

  • October 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm
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    More tech news companies need to do this. Tell people that there's never one news source that's always right

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  • October 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm
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    Easy .. stop getting your damn news from Facebook for starters. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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  • October 4, 2017 at 2:45 pm
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    why go through all this trouble when you can just go outside

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  • October 4, 2017 at 3:13 pm
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    I learned about this in middle school. Sad that people need to be educate on this now

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  • October 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm
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    I can't believe people are that stupid that instructions must be made for them to not fall for false information lmao

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  • October 4, 2017 at 3:24 pm
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    Ashley attacks people on Twitter if they disagree with her. She needs to learn to be a good human. Also CNet should reconsider her capabilities to contribute to their company. I have seen far too many rude and offensive posts from that vile woman to believe anything she says.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 4:04 pm
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    Also, don't use Google for your searches. Their tailored search function is actually CREATING echo chambers.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 8:36 pm
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    Anyone who believes Tim Cook ate an iPhone has more serious problems to deal with that fake news. Don't trust anything on the Internet. People just steal each others stories so seeing a story dozens of times means nothing. Google's image search is lamer than it has ever been. Like the rest of Google really.

    Don't watch or read the main stream media. Don't believe any video purporting to help you spot fake news. Just use your brain and maybe check with friends you trust.

    This is real news: those glasses don't look good on you. At least not on video anyway.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 9:14 pm
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    Easiest way to spot fake news is look for the logo. If you see CNN, FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC, Huff Post, Washington Post, New York Times etc. etc. you are getting fake news. We haven't had a media for a very long time. We have state controlled propaganda who sells us fake racial strife events, fake terror events, fake mass shootings, etc. No one in the mainstream media has any credibility to call anything else fake news. It does not get any faker then our mainstream media who sells lies even more devious to us then what North Korea sells to their dumb sheep.

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  • October 5, 2017 at 1:20 am
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    The first thing I do is check the date of the article. Reputable sites will include the date (& often the exact time) to let you know how current the information is. Fake sites often don't post any dates in the article (and any date info is relative – it will say "3 days ago"), so that the article will be shared & appear current for years & years.

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