It should surprise no one that the fake news phenomenon has gained so much prominence and notoriety in such a short period of time. If this presidential election proved nothing else, it proved that there’s a lot to be said for the old axiom that truth is stranger than fiction. As readers gradually find themselves dependent on more and more outlandish fare to capture and retain their attention, writers of fake news are able to tap into that dependency to draw in more people to support what has become an enormously lucrative venture. Our five tips for spotting fake news are included in this article on Mediaite.
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