Facebook is working to block fake news. Here are the 10 rules that people can follow to defend themselves against Fake News.
Facebook is working to block fake news, or at least limit its effects. In the meantime that technology has an automatic recognition solution, people can defend themselves by following the 10 Facebook tips.
The 10 Facebook rules to recognize the Fake News
We want to stop the spread of false news, Fake News on Facebook. Find out more about what we're doing. We are working hard to limit its dissemination and we want to give you some suggestions that will help you understand what to watch out for:
- Don't trust titles: the false news (Fake News) often have high-sounding titles all written in capital letters and with extensive use of exclamation points. If the statements contained in a title seem to you exaggerated, they are probably false.
- Take a good look at the URL: a fake or very similar URL to a trusted source could indicate that the news is false. Many fake news sites pretend to be authentic sites by making minimal changes to the URLs of these sites. You can access the site to compare the URL with that of the trusted source.
- Do research on the source: make sure that the news is written by a source you trust and that it has the reputation of being reliable. If the news comes from an organization you do not know, check the "Information" section on your Page to find out more.
- Pay attention to the formatting: on many fake news sites (Fake News), the odd layout or text contains typing errors. If you see that he has these characteristics, read the news carefully.
- Pay attention to the photos: false news often contains retouched images and videos. Sometimes, the images could be authentic, but taken out of context. You can search for the image or photo to verify its origin.
- Check the dates: the dates of the events contained in the false news could be wrong and their chronology may not make sense.
- Check the testimonials: check the author's sources to make sure they are reliable. The lack of evidence or reference to experts whose name is not mentioned could indicate that the news is false.
- Check if other sources have reported the same news: if the same events are not reported by any other source, the news could be false. If the news is proposed by sources that you believe to be reliable, it is more likely to be true.
- The news could be a joke: sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish false from satirical or written news to amuse. Check if the source is known for its parodies and if the details and the tone of the news reveal its humorous purpose.
- Some news is intentionally false: use your critical skills when reading news online and share it only if you have no doubts about their truthfulness.