Fake news

US President Donald Trump’s determination to label his critics ‘fake news’ is damaging, but there are ways to ensure that the news you receive is factual.
Two years after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump has made 8,158 false or misleading claims, according to The Fact Checker’s database that analyses, categorises and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.
WhatsApp said its latest move to extend the restrictions to all users came after a six-month review of user feedback.
Here's how to figure out if you’re being sold a fake news story.
In a poll in 2016, only 32 per cent of Americans said that they have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust in the mainstream media. The number is especially low among Republican voters, with only 14 per cent of them saying they trust the mainstream media.
You’ve probably heard a lot about press freedom already. But if you haven’t, that’s okay, this is a good place to start. Here is why press freedom it should be important to you, and what you can do to help keep it free.
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.

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