Can You Spot the Deceptive Facebook Post?
Date posted: September 18, 2018
Many people get their news from social media. Can you determine if a Facebook post is genuine or part of an influence campaign? It’s not always easy to tell the difference. Take the New York Times Can You Spot the Deceptive Facebook Post? quiz to test your skills. The answers give you tips on spotting fake posts.
Here are some tips from Commonsense Media on spotting fake news:
Research last year on how ‘experts’ evaluate information found that fact checkers did better than historians or top college students. Read Stanford scholars observe ‘experts’ to see how they evaluate the credibility of information online to find out what the fact checkers did differently. You might be surprised.
A micro-credential in fact checking is being developed in Australia. Read the details in Fact checking: The new workplace skill.