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Joe (SoCal)
04-12-2017, 05:14 PM
Tips to Spot False News
We want to stop the spread of false news on Facebook. Learn more about the work we're doing (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fnewsroom.fb.com%2Fnews%2F201 7%2F04%2Fworking-to-stop-misinformation-and-false-news%2F&h=ATPLZTGuA-lKwn375Nl6oJIA8agO8XtUIKuF-bckzetfzvzJGI02U-IKiRbusXxTRnTZIFS2ATr0hV7BGSn-O15JZpnp77kT1qT7O00asqfEVK8x01agF6lVosWcjcwRrOsRfu GOI6lcZ01e0d2Zq6UPfQ&s=1). As we work to limit the spread, here are some tips on what to look out for:


Be skeptical of headlines. False news stories often have catchy headlines in all caps with exclamation points. If shocking claims in the headline sound unbelievable, they probably are.
Look closely at the URL. A phony or look-alike URL may be a warning sign of false news. Many false news sites mimic authentic news sources by making small changes to the URL. You can go to the site to compare the URL to established sources.
Investigate the source. Ensure that the story is written by a source that you trust with a reputation for accuracy. If the story comes from an unfamiliar organization, check their "About" section to learn more.
Watch for unusual formatting. Many false news sites have misspellings or awkward layouts. Read carefully if you see these signs.
Consider the photos. False news stories often contain manipulated images or videos. Sometimes the photo may be authentic, but taken out of context. You can search for the photo or image to verify where it came from.
Inspect the dates. False news stories may contain timelines that make no sense, or event dates that have been altered.
Check the evidence. Check the author's sources to confirm that they are accurate. Lack of evidence or reliance on unnamed experts may indicate a false news story.
Look at other reports. If no other news source is reporting the same story, it may indicate that the story is false. If the story is reported by multiple sources you trust, it's more likely to be true.
Is the story a joke? Sometimes false news stories can be hard to distinguish from humor or satire. Check whether the source is known for parody, and whether the story's details and tone suggest it may be just for fun.
Some stories are intentionally false. Think critically about the stories you read, and only share news that you know to be credible.






If you see a story in News Feed that you believe is false, you can report it to Facebook.


Click https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.2365-6/851570_1414840005413198_2023594127_n.png?oh=4a6f16 c7f90474f7a2744826d8d6e799&oe=598602D6 next to the post you'd like to mark as false
Click Report post
Click It's a false news story
Click Mark this post as false news



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News stories that are reported as false by people on Facebook may be reviewed by independent third-party fact-checkers. A story may be marked as disputed if these fact-checkers find the story to be false.https://www.facebook.com/rsrc.php/v3/y4/r/-PAXP-deijE.gif

To see why a news story was marked as disputed on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/rsrc.php/v3/y4/r/-PAXP-deijE.gif


Hover and click https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.2365-6/851546_555255727904990_1761812269_n.jpg?oh=16bf7bf 1a31945f94ee152fe2d25ac18&oe=59960C1F below the disputed story
Click About Disputed Stories, or go directly to the independent fact-checking website






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John of Phoenix
04-12-2017, 05:22 PM
I'd love to think this will help but some of these people are snorting the Kool Aid.

Joe (SoCal)
04-12-2017, 05:25 PM
I like it
I can just click instead of constantly correcting my Alt Right friends and relatives to educate them on the accuracy of their posts.
Now I just click the false news button :) I love that they call it "false" news and avoid the Trumpism "Fake" news :D

Jim Mahan
04-12-2017, 07:17 PM
There is also 'not news.' Such as that trmp is a pathological liar. Doesn't mean it's fake; just that it isn't news.

delecta
04-12-2017, 07:27 PM
The most important thing that he said is that California should not decide what happens in the rest of the world.

Nut cases on the west coast have been advised.

Joe (SoCal)
04-12-2017, 07:44 PM
The most important thing that he said is that California should not decide what happens in the rest of the world.

Nut cases on the west coast have been advised.

But WE DO
9th Circuit is ovah here on dis side :)

pssst ever hear of California Emission Control?

Oh and then there's this :D Come on screw with us I dare ya ;)

https://www.capradio.org/media/7212698/CA%20world%20GDP%20rankings.JPG

delecta
04-12-2017, 07:49 PM
Decide a presidential election and get back to me.

skuthorp
04-12-2017, 07:53 PM
22%

Joe (SoCal)
04-12-2017, 07:55 PM
Decide a presidential election and get back to me.

We don't have to decide without us there is NO decision. But even cooler than that we can BLOCK even an elected one :D Try that Muslim ban again come on I dare ya :)

delecta
04-12-2017, 07:57 PM
22%

Obamacare premiums are set to skyrocket an average of 22% for the benchmark silver plan in 2017, according to a government report released Monday

http://ktla.com/2016/10/25/obamacare-premiums-set-to-increase-an-average-of-22-jump-is-about-13-in-california/

I'm sure this is what you meant :)

Joe (SoCal)
04-12-2017, 08:04 PM
Obamacare premiums are set to skyrocket an average of 22% for the benchmark silver plan in 2017, according to a government report released Monday

http://ktla.com/2016/10/25/obamacare-premiums-set-to-increase-an-average-of-22-jump-is-about-13-in-california/

I'm sure this is what you meant :)

:D LOL :D

I got a Dr. Appointment next tuesday $10 co-pay $316 per month for my wife and I :D If it wasn't for Obamacare we wouldn't have insurance.

Or as your Boy "Eddie" Munster Ryan said "
http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/munster/images/f/f6/Eddie_Munster.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120420120118 'Obamacare is the law of the land' for foreseeable future"


In other words Bwaaaaaa Ha Ha™ :D

Joe (SoCal)
04-12-2017, 08:06 PM
Obamacare premiums are set to skyrocket an average of 22% for the benchmark silver plan in 2017, according to a government report released Monday

http://ktla.com/2016/10/25/obamacare-premiums-set-to-increase-an-average-of-22-jump-is-about-13-in-california/

I'm sure this is what you meant :)

Wrong
https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52486

skuthorp
04-12-2017, 08:12 PM
Re Facebook. Basically it obviates the need for a secret service, all the info is freely given, algorithms do the work, think of the savings in government employment eh?

Tom Montgomery
04-12-2017, 08:25 PM
Know the source of your information. Trust only "news" from credible sources.

Don't be intellectually lazy and accept any story you come across on the internet.

Actively engage your brain and discern between "news" and "commentary."