Fake News or Real News? Can you tell the difference? Take the quiz below and find out.
There has been much talk of fake news out there recently. If it’s on the internet or on the news it must be true, right?
WRONG!! The Family Guy cartoon actually did a better job predicting the future than the news media did of predicting the outcome of the 2016 election. Why? Because they thought you would believe their fake news stories.
Lies and twisted half truths have recently been more heavily used in politics to promote the agenda of the party. These fake news stories are handed out to the mainstream “NEWS” media like candy (cash). Depending on the network (CNN, NBC, CBS, etc..) and the political money behind it, they will repeat the lies and twisted ideas until even they believe them. They do this without any repercussion. Don’t believe everything you read and hear. Do some research.
Yes, there are satire sites that seem to forget they are supposed to add a disclosure to that fact. These stories can be quite damaging to those the stories concern. Maybe that is the idea.
There are also certain, but not all, YouTubers with their own agenda that splice videos and use voice changers to make you believe what they are feeding you. Does it taste good? Find the ones that truly want to show you the truth.
Think for yourself. Do some research before sharing information. Check the dates of the publication. Some celebrities have been dying twice recently because people forget to check the dates.
Don’t be that person that looks dumb for sharing fake news. Take the quiz below and see how good you are at spotting it. Then be more careful before you share.