Dealing with “Fake News”

Maybe it is a news article that you have seen about South Africa while you are studying abroad, or a report about an attack of some sort which drew your attention on social media. Even if it looks convincing, it is always important to check the facts so that you can deal with “fake news” in a responsible manner. Africa Check provides a public service in terms of checking facts, but also holding public figures accountable. Here are some tips provided by Africa Check in terms of protecting yourself against the pitfalls of “fake news”.

GUIDE: How to spot fakes & hoaxes online

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