How many of you like to share news on Facebook? How many of you trust the legitimacy of the news you’re sharing?
According to Buzzfeed, many Facebook pages have repeatedly posted fake or misleading news articles. Many of these articles receive a high number of views. The more false the news seemed to be, the more it was shared. Buzzfeed’s reporting team said that right-wing pages were more likely to share false news when compared with left-wing pages.
So how do you know what news is genuine and what news is false? A website called Snopes is dedicated to telling the truth. They post articles that have been trending in the past and state whether or not it’s a hoax. Looking up an article there is a good start.
Overall, it’s always best to check multiple sources to get the facts. If they all match up, chances are, the news is true.