Once upon a time, the only places we’d see fake stories were at supermarket checkouts. You either knew or you didn’t that what’s in those tabloids is a joke, and how you reacted was up to you.
Gone are the days when you sneaked a peek at this utter ridiculousness as you pretended to purchase a pack of gum. That’s been replaced by social media and its algorithms, retweets, likes and shares. The fake news that used to be confined to a small space is now spreading like wildfire across Facebook and Twitter, and the line between what’s real and what’s not has officially been blurred.
And it’s all your fault.
Here are 5 tips on how to spot fake news in this week’s #SoSocial.