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Social Responsibility: How Can We Stop Fake News From Spreading

You should not share anything whose source you're not confirmed of and should not believe in everything you receive on your social platforms. You should make use of your social media responsibly.

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It is not always easy to separate fact from fiction when you read something online, but it is not impossible to stop spreading the information, atleast from your own profile. You should make use of social media responsibly. Follow these steps to become a more informed source for the rest of your social network:

Cross-check the story before sharing

You should not share anything whose source you're not confirmed of and should not believe in everything you receive on your social platforms. Before sharing a story, you should always verify its source. You should cross-check for similar articles that have already been published on the web and track down its original source. 

Check pictures using reverse image search

It is easy to fall prey to fake images. Use Google Reverse Image Search to search the photo online. This helps you quickly discover visually similar images that have appeared online. This feature will help you see if the photo is what it says it is; its source, and other important information to verify its authenticity.

Own your mistakes

If you share any news which you later get to know that it is false, delete it or edit it. It is your responsibility to make sure that disinformation is no longer in circulation. 




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