People don't spot fake news?

People think fake news is something that happens to other people, not them

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4 Tips for Spotting a Fake News Story

by Christina Nagler

The year 2016 was newsworthy, to say the least. An unprecedented American election, Brexit, earthquakes, and outbreaks all contributed to some of the most compelling news in recent memory.

But mixed in with all the fair, factual, and well-researched reporting was something more sinister: Fake news, stories that seemed accurate, but were actually downright false.

While fake news has been circulating as long as its legitimate counterpart, it got a lot of play in 2016, thanks to the way we consume information.

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Fake News, Filter Bubbles and Post-Truth are Other People's Problems...

It's not surprising then that we also think trust in politicians and the media has declined and that lying in the media is increasing. On a more positive note though, we don't see a wholesale decline in knowledge of political and social issues among our populations - we're split on whether our understanding of realities is increasing or not.

Other people live in a filter bubble. . .

65% of people across 27 countries believe that the average person in the country lives in a bubble on the internet, only connecting with people like themselves and looking for opinions they already agree with.

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