As we have seen with the 2016 presidential election, there has been a complete disregard for factual reporting. With a alarming 62% of people who get their news in social media (according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center). That’s pretty alarming. With Facebook leading the way (68% of all US adults use it), there are abundant opportunities for fake news stories to be seen and heard, to be validated, and to be believed.
If you want to steer clear of fake news, Melissa Zimdars, an assistant professor at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, compiled a list of fake and misleading news websites.
At a time when even the president-elect tweeted false statistics, at time when fake news holds as much or more weight than the actual truth, and at a time when the media seems to be anything but trustworthy, this list is a great resource.