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Source criticism for Internet publishing

Source criticism on the Internet is becoming increasingly important - and increasingly difficult. Our advice: Be sharing-critical, source-confident, and keep in mind that what sounds unbelievable usually is.

How do you identify fake news?

Every day we are confronted with thousands of impressions, ads and news items. And our social media flow never stops feeding us with content to consume, interact with or re-share.

What is the definition of fake news?

You’ve probably heard the expression daily the last couple of years. Fake news. It seems like it’s on everyone’s lips, from leading politicians to people in your social media flow.

How can you minimize fake news?

Fake news can cause harm in many ways. Generally, they can diminish the confidence in all news reporting, even serious ones, which in turn can hurt the democratic society.

Famous examples of fake news

The Great Moon Hoax is one of the most famous examples of fake news and was originally published in The New York Sun magazine in August 1835. The purpose? To attract more readers.

What is the story behind fake news?

Fake news. What do we mean by that expression? Is it just a social media clickbait to earn easy advertising money? Is it a label on fabricated journalist-styled content to drive public opinion in a certain direction? Or is it a strategy some people use, trying to downgrade statements they don’t agree with? Or maybe all of this?

Who invented fake news?

Fake news is no news. In fact, there are several thousand-year-old examples of how fabricated news has been used to influence public opinion.

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