“MADE UP NEWS A PROBLEM”

It’s something we’ve all been taught to do and drilled into our heads, verify, verify and verify.

However, there are still some who take ‘news’ online as gospel, either posting it to the Station web or sharing on Twitter.

The folks at KARE (NBC) recently ran an interesting piece addressing this very issue.

KARE reports:

“Americans think ‘made-up’ news is a bigger problem right now than illegal immigration, climate change, violent crime and terrorism, according to a recent Pew Research poll.

According to a new report from civic advocacy group Avaaz, the most viral fake political stories of 2019 were viewed 150 million times, enough to reach every registered voter in the US.”

The story is a good read and watch.

Be careful what you regurgitate, your viewers are depending on you.

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