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Look before you share: How to spot fake news on social media


  • Tech News
  • Saturday, 5 Aug 2017

Social media users should take a couple of minutes to check whether a story is authentic before liking or sharing it. — dpa

Social media users should take a couple of minutes to check whether a story is authentic before liking or sharing it. — dpa

Cute puppies drowning in a river? Prince William and Kate Middleton heading towards a divorce? When headlines like these pop up on your social media feed, it's wise to take a moment to reflect before liking or sharing them. 

According to the German computer magazine c't, users should suppress the impulse to click and spend at least a couple of minutes trying to verify the authenticity of the claims being made.

   

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