Misinformation always finds its way on to the internet, but it can be especially rife after crisis events. Journalists must be prepared to tackle it, but how do they get started?
Take a look at this article by Daniel Funke at Poynter, who offers 10 helpful tips for how journalists can prepare themselves before the next viral hoax, and therefore avoid being the victim of fake news.
His advice includes assigning one person in a newsroom to look out for hoaxes online, and making an effort to learn how to navigate Reddit and 4chan, channels that frequently post conspiracy theories.
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