10 Tips to Recognize Fake News

If you are worried about the many fake news that is on social media and the Internet, to be able to avoid the spread, you can also do some steps of observing the digital information media website handle false news or often we Called HOAX very seriously. See some ways to identify if a news is genuine.

1. Be skeptical of the title

Fake news stories often have a bombastic title with a capital letter with an exclamation mark, if the title seems surprising and unbelievable, then the chances are that.

2. Take good care of the URL

Fake or built-in URLS can be a warning sign of false news. Many fake news sites pretend to be an authentic news source with a slight change in the URL address. You can open the site and the URL address With a trustworthy source.

3. Investigate the source

Make sure the news is written by a source that you believe has a good accuracy repurtation. If the news comes from an unfamiliar organization, read the "about" section on their site to learn more.

4. Notice unusual formats 

A lot of misspelled false news or have awkward layouts, read it with Saksana to see its signs.

5. Check her photo

Fake news feeds often contain manipulated images or videos, sometimes the photos are original, but the context is different. You can browse the photos or images to find out where they came from.

6. Participate in anti-hoax discussion group

On Facebook, there are a number of fanpages and anti-hoax discussion groups, such as the Anti-defamatory Forum, the ISM, and the Hoax (FAFHH), the Fanpage & Group Indonesian Hoax Buster, the Indonesian Hoaxes Fanpage, and the Sekoci group. In these discussion groups, netizens can also ask if the Information is hoaxes or not, while seeing clarifications already given by others. All members can contribute so that the group functions like a crowdsourcing utilizing the power of many people.

(Text source number 6 and 7 of the Kemenkom)

7. Check the news Facts

Notice where the news comes from and who the source is? What are the official institutions such as KPK or POLRI? Note the balancing of news sources. If there is only one source, the reader can not get a full picture. Another thing to observe is the difference between news made based on facts and opinions. Facts are events that occur with testimony and evidence, while opinions are the opinions and impressions of the authors, thus having a tendency to be subjective.

8. Is the news just a joke

Sometimes fake news is difficult to distinguish from humor or satire. Check that the source is a regular parody, and whether the story details and the show shows that the news is just a joke.

9. Check the date

False news stories may contain unreasonable timelines, or dates of events that have changed.

10. Some news forged deliberately

Think critically about the news you read, and only share the news you can trust.

From information on the 10 ways tips on fake news that I gave to you to stay wise when using the Internet. Don't be able to believe in all the news or read stories. Re-examine the truth of a news by comparing it from other sources, and do not re-distribute it when the news is not true.

Suggestions from the Digital Information Media blog website not to spread the fake news aka hoax. If not listed reliable source you can not spread it if you spread it later will be defamatory. If there is a news source As reliable as kompas.com it can you share the news because it is a reliable source of stories.

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