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how to spot real and fake news How to Spot Fake News
There's no escaping "fake news." Whether as a presidential rallying cry or the scourge of social media, it's gained global notoriety. But what exactly is fake news, and how do we spot it and root it out?

Deliberate or inadvertent dissemination of misinformation can damage reputations, brands and careers. Our article, How to Spot Real and Fake News, can help you to identify its sources, and combat it.

A key defense against fake news is to rigorously challenge information and assumptions with logic and reasoning. Our articles, Critical Thinking and Avoiding Logical Fallacies, explore effective techniques for doing this.

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A Final Note

As Abraham Lincoln wisely advised, "Don't believe everything you read on the internet!" Fake news is not a new phenomenon, but the digital age has given it extraordinary power. To combat it, we need to check information, challenge our biases, and - most importantly - use our critical thinking.

Next week, you can explore strategies for staying relevant and coping with change in an ever-evolving landscape, with our latest article and video.

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