Social media can be a breeding ground for fake news, especially as breaking news unfolds.
So how can you protect yourself from being tricked by the latest hoax story circulating online?
It recommends researching whether the source is known for humour first, as sometimes false information is hard to distinguish from satire.
"Check whether the source is known for parody, and whether the story's details and tone suggest it may be just for fun," it writes.
Learn how quality journalism can thrive in a fake news-era at Newsrewired.com on 27 November at Reuters, London. Head to newsrewired.com for the full agenda and tickets
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