Fake news

During the creepy clown scare of October 2016, when rumours and social media posts about threatening clowns shook schools across the US, students in Danina Garcia-Fuller’s eighth-grade language-arts class mostly shrugged in disbelief.
It seems like every day we hear accusations of “fake news”, whether it’s from the US leader, or in conjunction with Jakarta’s upcoming election for governor.
1 Does the URL look odd? That “com.co” ending on an otherwise authentic-looking website is a red flag. When in doubt, click on the “Contact” and “About” links to see where they lead.