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A Quick Guide To Avoiding The Real Fake News In The Media

A Quick Guide To Avoiding The Real Fake News In The Media

Everyday we see some form of fake news. Some celebrity said this, some politicians said that. Then you have a whole host of other people saying that it’s not true. How do you know what to believe? Being smart about the information you consume is crucial if you want to develop a fully formed and intelligent opinion on the government and who should be in power. It’s important to remember that each newspaper, TV station, and magazine has their own agenda. This may depend on who it is owned by, and who they have alliances with, for example. Something may have happened but it may have been blown out of proportion. Looking into things yourself to get the facts will go a long way to helping you figure out what’s really going on. 

Sometimes, social media is the problem. Anybody can write a misinformed blog post or create a piece of content that is misconstrued or misunderstood. 

You can also check out fact checking sites that are dedicated to giving you nothing but the cold hard facts, all emotion taken out of the information. If you’re ever unsure of something, a fact checking website like Snopes should help you to figure out whether it’s true or not. Remember, even if something looks like it’s from a legitimate site, it’s important to check the URL, as it may be a completely different site masquerading as a site that you trust. 

If one thing you’ve felt in the dark about is where the government is spending, the infographic below will help you. Again, it’s best to get into the habit of doing your own research too!

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