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Fake news: Are you afraid of it yet?



STEP 1: Look up the source!

- is it trustworthy?

- what do others think about your source?

- are they known for fake news?

STEP 2: Be attentive

- do the news make sense?

- are there any signs of unprofessionalism?

- look for mistakes on the website

STEP 3: Research

- Look up if the information are scientifically proven

- are more sites or people reporting about the same news

- any wrong information makes the source untrustworthy

- look for oppositions in the same source

STEP 4: Trust yourself

- listen to your gut feeling

- look for other sources if you can't trust that source

- use your common sense

Different types of fake news

What are fake news? Is that even a serious question? If you have a mobile phone you'll probably know that fake news are misleading information presented as news. There are also different types of fake news like satire or parody that have no intention to harm us, false context which menas that genuine content is shared with false contextual information or manipulated content which manipulates information and images.

What are fake news?

Are fake news a threat? What should we do to minimize fake news? How serious should we take fake news? We asked us these questions and luckily found Prof. Doc. Realnews with whom we had an interview with. Very interesting!

As five young journalists we realized the danger of fake news very fast. We try to be right and reasearch our thoughts very well so you don't have to worry whether we are trustworthy or not. Believing anything can cause harm to you and others so we have a list for you on how you can detect these misleading news.

In our research we tried to find a lot of things about fake news but we also found deepfakes which we think are worthy enough to talk about.

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What can help?

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DeepFakes: We're afraid!

Changing faces and being a whole new person has brought fake news to another level. Just creepy! Don't forget to subscribe our blog if you are interested because deepfakes will be our next topic. Watch this short teaser to know what to expect..

- https://www.visualcapitalist.com/how-to-spot-fake-news/

- https://causa.tagesspiegel.de/kolumnen/heinrich-schmitz/fake-gesetze-gegen-fake-newsnbsp.html (01.06.2022)
- https://blog.mozilla.org/en/internet-culture/how-to-spot-real-fake-news/ (01.06.2022)
- https://www.zeit.de/digital/internet/2019-11/deepfakes-gefaelschte-videos-kuenstliche-intelligenz-manipulation?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F (01.06.2022)


genuine information: echte Informationen

misleading information: irreführende Informationen
attentive: aufmerksam
trustworthy: vertrauenswürdig