“Just because it’s trending doesn’t mean it’s true.” Maarten Schenk
Today I read about the world’s most prolific Godfather of fake news. Today’s blog is not about politics, but about how and why he does it. The article, written by BBC, also shows how he was debunked. It is too complicated to condense, so I have posted the website below.
Fake News – False information that appears to be true and is generally spread through social media. Most fake news is written to influence political views (some of the news is so ridiculous that the writers consider them jokes.)
Debunking – Exposes that the fake news is a sham and grossly exaggerated.
To verify if an article is true, you can check some of the sites below. Remember that opinions of the fact checker may be biased.
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