Many teenagers fall for fake news, I'm here to help!
Fake news is hard to notice when you are tired or anxious, take a deep breath and check the source. Look for verified or authorized sources to see if they also share the same news.
Just because your friends and family are sharing a news link, that doesn't mean that they real. According to 2020 data from Statista, 31% of teens have of shared fake news before
Here are some questions you can ask when looking at suspicious news
-Are you familiar with the source? -Does the site look legitimate?-Where is the information coming from?-Has it been reliable in the past?
Many fake articles like to use inaccurate pictures, by using a reverse image search on google can tell you where that image has appeared before. If the image is not original it probably has been taken out of context.
If you spot fake news or are unsure if it's fake news, do not spread it. More often than not they cause more harm than good. Bring awareness by warning people and report it if possible.