Fake News: how to recognize fake news

The "compass" of the European Parliament helps us not to fall into the traps of disinformation

WEDNESDAY 15TH APRIL 2020 This article is older than 1 year

Fake news and misinformation manipulated deliberately for the purpose of deceiving people, has become an increasingly evident phenomenon globally.

Social media, with their personalization tools, have made it easier to spread false stories and often leverage emotions to attract attention and generate clicks, for economic or ideological purposes.

Even young people with digital skills find it difficult to identify the news that has been manipulated.

Significantly, out of ten news items shared on social media, six are not even read by the user before being shared.

Around 85% of Europeans believe that fake news is a problem in their country and 83% believe that it is a problem for democracy in general.

You can find all the information on the european parliament website

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