Help Spotting Fake News

“Fake news” has become a major buzzword, but don’t let that distract you from the fact that it’s a real problem. The drive for rapid reporting and need to break stories to grab those ever-more-valuable clicks has hurt journalistic integrity. Now it’s up to you to do the research on news coverage you find online or even in print and decide for yourself whether it’s a story you can trust.

FactCheck.org published a great piece titled, “How to Spot Fake News” back in November, and the IFLA’s Library Policy and Advocacy blog team converted it into the handy infographic below:

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For more resources, see the Free Management Library topic: Crisis Management
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[Jonathan Bernstein is president of Bernstein Crisis Management, Inc., an international crisis management consultancy, author of Manager’s Guide to Crisis Management and Keeping the Wolves at Bay – Media Training. He can be reached at jonathan@bernsteincrisismanagement.com. Erik Bernstein is vice president for the firm, and also editor of its newsletter, Crisis Manager. He can be reached at erik@bernsteincrisismanagement.com.]

 

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