Video: How To Spot Fake News
In this video Jason Bermas talks about the problem of ‘Fake News’. He tells us what fake news is and that even large media organisations are guilty of putting out this type of propaganda. He explains how fake news is presented as fact and then spreads over social media. He also points out some issues with the administration of Donald Trump that have conveniently gone under reported. Make sure to check it out below!
One case of fake news that was often reported on in 2016 was that of the little girl Bana Alabed. The story of Bana all began in September of 2016 when a 7 year old girl began to tweet from eastern Aleppo to share with the world her anxiety about living in a war-torn city. Her mother Fatemah is a teacher who ‘manages Bana’s twitter account’ and occasionally tweets herself.