Fake news and spreading of rumors are a new menace in the virtual world. Here we are suggesting three tips to stop these nonsenses.
Spot news that might be fake
Check for those signs that help you to decide if the information may fake. For example, forwarded messages without any source information, no evidence, or messages that make you angry are the signs that a story may not be true. Photos, videos, and even voice recordings can be edited to mislead you.
Verify with other sources
Search online for facts and check trusted news websites to see where the story came from. If you have any doubt, check the facts and ask people you trust, as well as other community leaders for more information.
Help to stop the spread
If you see something that seems fake, tell people and ask them to verify information before they share it. Do not share any message just because of someone tells you to. No matters, if they are your friends.