Fake news are everywhere, even in places where nobody would imagine. Fake news are a problem that is only getting bigger and bigger. A problem that, if ignored, can cause many harms to innocent people. Although fake news can be a big problem there are certain things that people can do to avoid them. This is what we should really think about. How to avoid fake news. For starters, what is fake news? Fake news are false stories that appear to be news, spread on the internet or using other media, usually created to influence political views or as a joke. Knowing what is fake news, there are certain tips that people can use in order to not fall into believing these lies. The first tip is that people have to be more educated in terms of knowing what is going on in the world in order to have suspicions when it comes to a fake new. Usually people that are less educated are the most vulnerable into believing a fake new. Cases around the world have been reported where there have been people have been harmed and even killed because of fake news. Sometimes people who believe fake news don’t have the resources to look up and realize that in fact it is a fake new. People that do have those resources should be more careful and they should look up and investigate when they have a doubt when it comes to news. Another tip that is very helpful when it comes to detecting fake news is to verify the source where those news are being published. Fake news are more likely to be published in unknown news channel or websites. Social
media is a place where people can publish and say whatever they want. People post pictures, comments, opinions, etc. Since people can post whatever they want in social media, there are a lot of post that can be considered fake news. There are many cases where fake news have been strategically placed on people’s social media feed to make them think in a certain way. These people where in the edge of an important decision, in this case who to vote for in the US presidential elections, and where vulnerable to any news that influenced the way they thought about either one of the candidates. This case is known around the world for the impact that a fake new had on millions of people. Fake news are everywhere and we can’t avoid them. What we can do is do a little bit of research to find out if they are true or not. A lot of people make important decisions based on news that they see or read, so it is better to be well educated than to make a decision under false pretenses.