Is there any way to stop fake news?
The news industry must provide high-quality journalism in order to build public trust and correct fake news and disinformation without legitimizing them. Technology companies should invest in tools that identify fake news, reduce financial incentives for those who profit from disinformation, and improve online accountability.
What can we do to stop fake news?
Tackling fake news in CALD communities requires partnerships between governments, community groups and media organisations. There should be a particular focus on digital literacy of community leaders. And more resources should be devoted to improve journalists’ cultural competence in communicating with CALD Australians.
How to spot and debunk fake news?
Part 1 of 3: Evaluating a News Story
- Look for spelling errors and dramatic punctuation. You might find an occasional typo in an authoritative news source, but lots of spelling mistakes and poor grammar are red flags.
- Make sure an article is current. Check the news story’s date, as older articles might include outdated information.
- Check for expert quotes that support the story’s claims. ...
How you can stop the spread of fake news?
- Don’t Engage. If you reply, share or quote false information, even to attempt to correct or refute it, you help it to spread.
- Message privately. If you do know the person, and you feel comfortable doing so, you could send them a polite message telling them the information is false and explaining why ...
- Report. ...
- Spread official advice. ...