Fake news has been a problem since the Internet (before actually, but much easier to recognize then). With the rise of social media it has become a serious problem that is influencing large numbers of people with false and misleading information.
With a presidential election in the offing and intelligence services currently warning about active foreign interference, now would seem a good time to brush up on identifying fake news. Prevent oneself from going off half cocked on someone or making a choice based on a false story.
I found an NPR article, With An Election On The Horizon, Older Adults Get Help Spotting Fake News, and training about the problem.
And although the article’s title includes the words “Older Adults” the lessons are for everyone. There are many adults who need to be able to recognize and acknowledge fake news. Not only “Older Adults”.
Definitely good resources to be familiar with and to share. Please spread far and wide.