Dealing with fake news can be extremely intimidating. This is why some readers just choose to avoid reading or sharing news altogether. Although this could sound appealing, it is not practical, as it does not solve the root of the problem, and it allows for future mishaps.

It is essential to stay up to date with what is going on in the world, and this is why taking note of how to spot fake news will save you — and others — a lot of time and misplaced trust when catching up on current events.

It is no secret that the media industry is flawed — just like all other industries. But ethical journalists now have the opportunity to educate readers on who to look to for trustworthy information. Taking the time as a journalist to inform consumers of the news, and how to identify real news, will benefit the reader and the journalist’s reputation.

So, let’s jump in on how to deal with fake news:

How do you best deal with fake news and what tips can you give readers to help them spot it? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below.

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