Updated: Feb 13, 2022
Your alarm goes off, maybe it’s about 7:00, 7:30 in the morning. You blink open your eyes and like almost 80% of other people, grab your phone. Immediately you’re catching up on notifications from the night, replying to Snapchat stories or texts or emails, and of course: reading up on the news.
Long gone are the days where you had to wait until 6 pm to know what was happening in the world. We now have access to it the second we wake up, 24/7. With so much information at our fingertips, any time we want it, how can we possibly begin to sift through what is real and what is “fake news”?
If you haven’t heard of “fake news”, it’s essentially misinformation under the illusion of being real. It is stories that have little to no reputable facts backing them up. But it poses a dilemma for the average person logging onto their Twitter or Facebook feed for their morning news: what is the truth? What is real and factual? And how can you tell?
The amount of information we have available to us is staggering, and the more we have the easier it is to fall into a