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How to avoid spreading fake news when big stories break

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When breaking news hits, the first instinct for many is to run to social media for more information. What we find there isn’t always accurate, unfortunately, and it’s all too easy to accidentally spread false narratives to our followers. 

Recent events like Hurricane Irma and the Las Vegas shooting proved just how quickly misinformation can spread on networks like Twitter and Facebook — and even Google’s search algorithm can lead to the dissemination of incorrect reporting. Some of these fake stories come from trolls sowing discord online for their own benefit, but many others are broadcast unwittingly by the public on accident, after they share out an unbelievable picture or viral link while trying to grapple with the news of the day.   Read more…

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