Here’s the biggest problem. Most people use social media to find and share fake news. According to Ask.fm, 79% of teens post online without thinking about the consequences of their actions. 1
Here is an example of a snippet about the movement to save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. Is it real or fake? How can you tell?
How fast do you hit SHARE?
Open Now: Take the QUIZ
You have 30 seconds to decide on 3 examples of real or fake news.
Extra Credit: DHMO – Real or Fake?
(hint: get the Press Release)
1 Ask.fm. (2015, August 27). As Digital and Offline Lives Merge, 8 Out of 10 US Teens Post to Social Media Without a Second Thought. Retrieved http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/as-digital-and-offline-lives-merge-8-out-of-10-us-teens-post-to-social-media-without-a-second-thought-300134097.html?tc=eml_cleartime