Living in the Fake News Era
Nobody likes being deceived. Finding out that you misplaced trust in something, or someone, can make you feel foolish. Or perhaps like you’ve been taken advantage of.
This applies to relationships, friendships, business deals, purchases, and basically every other interaction we experience.
That’s why you’d probably to do some due diligence before jumping right in.
You want to make sure the new man in your life isn’t some obsessive stalker. You want to know that a company isn’t going to scam you. And you’ll do some digging to establish the facts.
But what about the news we read? What about stories we hear?
Do we commit to the same level of research? Are our reactions the same when we’re duped by a hoax story, or an entirely made up report?
The rise of fake news in recent years suggests that’s simply not the case.
But what does fake news look like? How can you identify it? And what can you do about it?
Here’s a few tips to help you navigate what can be a deceptive digital landscape.