Fake news is a concept that is defining the information, or misinformation, era.
- David Remnick
Thanks to social media and it’s convenience, ‘fake news’ has become somewhat of an epidemic. At university, every single point you make in a written piece has to be referenced. However, it was made very clear at the beginning of my higher education journey (college) that there were some sources that were more reliable than others. For example, Wikipedia and Urban Dictionary were not deemed reliable in the slightest. Why? Because the information is user-submitted, therefore it may not always be fact. But sources such as peer-reviewed journals, academic studies and published books were much more reliable.
Avoiding Fake News Every Day
Knowing which sources are most reliable for an essay on communications on an international scale is all good and well, while you’re at uni. But the everyday person doesn’t have time to research academic sources for every piece of news they hear. So, how do you know what you’re reading actually happened? There are a number of sources you can rely on for ‘true news’:
- Press releases
- Celebrity personal accounts
- Reputable news outlets such as BBC, The Guardian, The Independent
- Industry Publications, i.e IGN, Which?
- Professional Publication, i.e PRWeek, CIPR
Ofcourse, this is not to say that other websites or publications are providing false information, however, it is always best to check the story across different sources (if you have time) and seriously consider the credibility of the story before putting anything further on the internet.
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