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By Mary Firestone
Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association 

A Civic Duty For Today's News Consumer: Identify Fake News

OPINION / Other Voices


Last updated 11/12/2020 at 12:48pm

Pennsylvanians are social people, often engaging with family, friends and others through numerous social media platforms. Information shared on these platforms can come from reputable news sources or, unfortunately, from other untrustworthy contributors that publish verifiably false content.

Engagement with unreliable news sites is on the rise and it is important for news consumers to know how to identify these sources of misinformation.

Since the run-up to the 2016 election, the rate of engagement with content from such organizations has increased by 102 percent, according to a recent st...

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