A Matter of Integrity With Fake News

A Matter of Integrity With Fake News.

Karl Vaters in this article in Christianity Today informs us why Christians must stop taking the fake news bait. He suggests a four-step checklist to help us stop passing them around as though they are true, especially with the ease of social media today. Just to give us some idea where some fake news are coming from, here is a short list: http://fakenewswatch.com/ It is noteworthy to realise that some of the big names in the media industry are mimicked with twin websites. Fake news websites deliberately publish hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation, using social media to drive web traffic and amplify their effect. Unlike satirical news, fake news seek to mislead, rather than entertain readers for financial or other gain. Such sites have promoted political falsehoods in Germany, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sweden, Myanmar, and the United States. Many sites originate, or are promoted, from Russia, Macedonia, Romania, and the U.S.

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