How to spot fake news?

Well now in the BNC we look at different stuff about brexit so I thought it would be good to do this beacause you need to see how to spot fake news . Some people just believe the first thing they hear wich is not good so in this post I will list some stuff that you the BNC need to be aware of so read on if you want to know:-

So first check different websites(Ms Fielding told us to do)and read beyond.

Then, see the coments people have posted about the website(you will have on with a good review and a bad review and on most websites it says at the bottom more coments or reviews if you press that it will come up with all the positive and negative revies and comments.

Next ,check the author WHY because it could just be persom that is not mean't to be on the website or be doing stuff like that.

After that, see the people who are supporting that one website as it is the same for the top one I said

After, check the date because it could be after the actuall thing has happened so they could copy some ideas

So then,ask the experts so you could possibly ask the BNC for an example these people

Emily Evans

Tiffany Smyly

Olivia Platman

Claire Boston

Rose Palmer

These are people in the BNC that are here to help you.

Then after,check if it is a joke because most times on social media there are jokes on it they will say something and then say it is a joke just to make money .

So basically that is all that I have to say

Comments (12)

  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg quiet_horse | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    29 Mar 2019

    Thanks! This surely helps people to spot fake news!

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy
    30 Mar 2019

    I have put this post up because in the BNC we look at news and sometimes we just assume that it is the truth but it might not be the exact truth there are two types of fake news.
    First,stories that are not true,this is to make people listen to them buy their brand or to make them go onto your website.
    Second,stories that are not 100%true so they some bits in it is true but I well guarantee that the bits that are not true are like 60%.
    but note that some of these people are putting up fake news because because they do not agree with a certain thing so for an example,If I do not agree with something that I will go put up a post of fake news which is bad you just reply to that website and tell them what you think.

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    1. The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer | The Ruth Gorse Academy
      outstanding_wolf's comment 02 Apr 2019

      Hi outstanding_wolf,
      I really enjoyed reading your post.
      You have said that people put up fake news because some people only think that their personal opinion is correct.
      I sort of agree and disagree with you at the same time.
      I agree with you because we’re only human and people do those kinds of things. But also, some people only show one side of the argument because they might be in a protest or a special club of some sort. For example, someone might be part of a protest for leaving the EU. They are only allowed to show all of the pros of leaving and the cons of staying because they want to lure people into thinking that what they’re saying is right. Therefore, they will begin to post it all over social media.
      However, I also disagree with you because news sources like the BBC and The Independant, check their articles, proof read their articles and make sure that everything that they read is the truth again and again and again. Also, they have journalists first hand at the scene collecting lots of real information. Furthermore, when they do make predictions or assumptions about things they have lots of information and facts to back up their points. Most importantly though, most of the time they show both sides of the argument in contrast to people who only believe in their point of view.

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      1. Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy
        balanced_singer's comment 02 Apr 2019

        You said people like the BBC and the independent ,check their articles yeah that is true that is why in this post I said that people such as the BBC news and BBC breakfast check them and I think they are ok because these are people that well are popular and we know about like the BBC is wanting to move their head quarters to Leeds but if they were putting up fake news and the prime minister/Queen new about it they would not let them move instead tell them off and put down everything that is not true.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    01 Apr 2019

    This is a great post outstanding_wolf. I'll be sure to do all this in the future.

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    1. Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy
      balanced_singer's comment 02 Apr 2019

      I've got questions for you.
      1.If people have been putting up fake news why have the not been caught.
      2.If they even got caught what will their punishment be.
      3.Do you think they do get punished.
      4.Do you think it is fair if they even do get punished.
      Well these questions are actually for just this post so everyone can answer this not just you but you can answer them if you wished to.Good Luck everyone answering this question!

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  • John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg dazzling_fossil | John Ray Junior School
    05 Apr 2019

    On the news how do you know it’s fake news

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    1. Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy
      dazzling_fossil's comment 05 Apr 2019

      What you said there when you say that the first ting that comes to my mind is that it is true because that is a popular website it is on TV and there are a lot of people supporting that website but in the post that I did it is just telling you to be aware of fake news.
      And if you can could you please answer the questions that I have put up

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg committed_physics | Richmond Hill Academy
    12 Apr 2019

    Quite an impressive post!!
    I shall try and use these things that you have listed above to identify sort fake news out because sometimes I get muddled up with news that are about the same subject but have quite a lot of answers

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