How to avoid the ‘fake news’ epidemic
News organizations and politicians are using a variety of tactics to combat the growing problem of fake news in the U.S., but they’re all in search of different results.
Here are some tips for staying safe online.
Stay away from clickbait, misleading headlines and sensationalist headlines.2.
Do not trust any source you read.
Watch your sources closely.4.
Never trust a source that you do not understand.5.
Don’t share your own personal information with anyone.6.
Do your research and verify the information you see.7.
Report any issues you see to the authorities.8.
Do NOT share your personal information without permission.9.
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When sharing information online, it’s important to use an alternate method of communication such as a link or social media.