LISTEN: How to spot fake news

JOHANNESBURG – Fake news is a serious problem. Look no further than the 2016 Clinton presidential campaign.
While we have been assured that media are doing their utmost to label, shame and oust any bogus news, it seems they are nowhere near winning the battle, as ‘clickbait’ and ‘sponsored’ news keeps popping up in all sorts of news streams and social media channels.
The Internet is littered with fake news: no surprise given that anyone with a keyboard has a platform to share false information which, in many cases, is difficult to detect or too amazing to ignore.
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