The misinformation and hoaxes that flow over the Internet often fall into specific categories. Understanding what to expect can help you make the right call in a fast moving situation, and avoid giving a hoax new life.
The types of fakes fit into the following categories:
Real photos from unrelated events.
Art, ads, film and staged scenes.
Altered manual retweets.
In cases where information has already been published or is circulating on social media, journalists and others have to decide if they will repeat the rumor, or choose to hold back. In cases where the rumor could cause panic or harm, it’s essential to wait and work for confirmation.
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