A guide to detecting fake news online

There’s no such thing as ‘alternative facts’. 5 ways to spot misinformation and stop sharing it online

Mark Pearson
Professor of Journalism and Social Media, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University.

Published by The Conversation


It is not just fake news online that I see as an issue, but quite a lot of “news” is really just opinion. You have to look carefully at what the motivation is of the author to write what they do.
Also I see that on this site some people post links to stories, which may well be factually valid, but are on sites that have a large amount of paid advertising links and outright click bait links. One has to question anything found on these sites, and quite often the stories are copies from original sources not involved in advertising.

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Why there is so little understanding and so much nonsense, from the master, Pete Evans.

“I will speak the truth. Well, it’s my truth. Everybody has their own truth,”

No Pete, everybody has their own opinion and not all opinions are of equal value. Confusing your opinion with facts is the heart of your problem.