Social media is wonderful for keeping in touch and sharing information, but social media also shares a lot information that is simply isn’t true.
Do you remember 20 years ago, when people were surprised to hear that Canada had mischievous little house hippos wandering our homes at night (see video, below)? If technology in 1999 could make it look like a tiny hippo was bathing in your dog’s bowl, can you imagine what can be created in 2019?
It’s even easier than ever to create and publish printed fake news. Anyone can do it, and too many of us simply hit the share button without checking the facts, helping to perpetuate the lie.
Do you know how to tell the difference between fake news and the real thing?