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Fake news: Where it lives and how to avoid it

January 25, 2017

Fake news seems to be everywhere these days, so how do you tell when something is fake? And is it possible to avoid it to begin with? That's the subject today. 

Some of the tools we talked about in this episide:

Web of trust

https://www.mywot.com/

This is Fake

https://www.thisisfake.org/

B.S. Detector

http://bsdetector.tech/

And here's the Onion article we mentioned from way back in 2000 which linked Harry Potter to Satanism:

http://www.theonion.com/article/harry-potter-books-spark-rise-in-satanism-among-ch-2413

We also talked about the recent Techwalla article on fake news:

https://www.techwalla.com/40811/how-to-tell-when-youre-reading-fake-news-and-what-to-do-about-it

 

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