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    Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/help/188118808357379


    I thought 1 & 4 were particularily key and easy to spot:

    1. 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.

    4. Watch for unusual formatting. Many false news sites have misspellings or awkward layouts. Read carefully if you see these signs

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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    It popped up on my news feed earlier, it was this that made me chuckle..

    "Lack of evidence or reliance on unnamed experts may indicate a false news story"

    There was an unnamed expert on the Nicky Campbell show last week talking about how they need to get rid of Assad, I'm sure he was a credible unnamed person though.
    'It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled'

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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    I was half way through responding to Facebook about these before deleting it all as there's no real point (at the bottom of that page you can fill in a "how helpful did you find this" section.)

    For "1)" there's no real point as catchy headlines often (these days) are given to real stories ("United Airlines ASSAULT passenger and DRAG him off plane because they OVERBOOKED their OWN flight"). Most news sources are sensationalising their headlines now.

    3) Investigate the source.... my Facebook feed is 50% friends posting, and 50% pages posting clickbait headlines to bullshit stories. Facebook does nothing about "Football Feed"-esque pages posting articles such as "Dortmund game cancelled as TEAM BLOWN UP BY BOMB" etc.

    Facebook get too many idiots giving them too many clicks onto too many shite links for them to do anything about it.


    It's all one step away from "This doctor found one simple trick to make millions of dollars from United Airlines, and you'll never guess what he did next!!"
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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by joncandy View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/help/188118808357379


    I thought 1 & 4 were particularily key and easy to spot:

    1. 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.

    4. Watch for unusual formatting. Many false news sites have misspellings or awkward layouts. Read carefully if you see these signs

    Problem is that there are too many thick ****ers on social media who believe anything posted. That's why Brexit happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Half a Bee View Post
    Problem is that there are too many thick ****ers on social media who believe anything posted. That's why Brexit happened.
    Ah,that explains everything ..

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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Half a Bee View Post
    Problem is that there are too many thick ****ers on social media who believe anything posted. That's why Brexit happened.
    Same thick ferkers who read the Sun , Express , Mail , Star and Mirror.

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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by joncandy View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/help/188118808357379


    I thought 1 & 4 were particularily key and easy to spot:

    1. 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.

    4. Watch for unusual formatting. Many false news sites have misspellings or awkward layouts. Read carefully if you see these signs

    The fact that you have mentioned facecloth has turned most of us off this topic. It's shite for common narcissistic chavs

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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by PerryJason View Post
    The fact that you have mentioned facecloth has turned most of us off this topic. It's shite for common narcissistic chavs
    Put your little worm away, nobody is biting.
    'It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled'

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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by joncandy View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/help/188118808357379


    I thought 1 & 4 were particularily key and easy to spot:

    1. 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.

    4. Watch for unusual formatting. Many false news sites have misspellings or awkward layouts. Read carefully if you see these signs

    5. Forget about Facebook, turn on your television set, select Channel 1, learn from the masters.


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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Steve R View Post
    Put your little worm away, nobody is biting.
    Lol like OMG

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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    There taking the word Easter of off are eggs ffs.
    Banana sssandwichesss - What a load of bollocksss!

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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Half a Bee View Post
    Problem is that there are too many thick ****ers on social media who believe anything posted. That's why Brexit happened.
    Let it go mate.
    Banana sssandwichesss - What a load of bollocksss!

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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by PerryJason View Post
    Lol like OMG


    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R View Post
    There taking the word Easter of off are eggs ffs.
    Malcolm, is that you?
    'It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled'

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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Steve R View Post



    Malcolm, is that you?
    PMSL snapchat me bestie

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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by PerryJason View Post
    PMSL snapchat me bestie
    What?
    'It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled'

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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    Where's the advice on how to avoid all the fake news in the mainstream media?


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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by joncandy View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/help/188118808357379


    I thought 1 & 4 were particularily key and easy to spot:

    1. 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.

    4. Watch for unusual formatting. Many false news sites have misspellings or awkward layouts. Read carefully if you see these signs

    5. Ian Rush
    Banana sssandwichesss - What a load of bollocksss!

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    Re: Tips to Spot False News - Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Arfur Europe View Post
    Where's the advice on how to avoid all the fake news in the mainstream media?

    That's easy.

    Ignore it and read ropey WordPress sites instead...
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