Hey there friendlings,
Recently there has been a lot of spotlight and criticism in the media regarding if whether or not the information they share is true. I have personally read a lot of news sources that might have shared incorrect information accidentally but I believe that the majority of news sources I read are true. Whilst looking to see if what I’m reading is true, I like to check for 4 simple things which I hope will help you for figure out if what you’re reading is true.
#1 Make sure the source isn’t biased
Biased sources can easily manipulate events to create exaggerated stories. However, if you do decide to read the biased news, make sure you view the other side of the spectrum to ensure that you’re giving yourself the opportunity to be open-minded.
#2 Make sure the source refers to where they got their information from
It’s important that your source gives you somewhere to gain more information, whether they quote someone or refer to someone or even add highlighted links to texts. They must provide more places with information.
#3 Make sure the source gets updated when new information develops
If your source just publishes a story without further updating it, it isn’t necessarily a credible source.
#4 Read several sources for accuracy
It’s important that you are able to gain more information from several other sources. Whilst gaining information from other sources it is also incredibly important that there is a common thread.
Out of curiosity, have you read inaccurate information?
Thanks for reading the post!
Hugs and Kisses, Teatimewithhann