Many news articles and information sources will contain a point of view. Information consumers should read with an open and critical mind.
Beware of "Sponsored Stories," "Promoted Stories," and "Around the Web" content on legitimate news websites!
The Code of Ethics by the Society of Professional Journalists declares that ethical journalists should "distinguish news from advertising and shun hybrids that blur the lines between the two” and “prominently label sponsored content.”
Recognizing the difference between news reporting and paid content by advertisers is key to challenging fake news. Check to see if content is marked as promoted, sponsored, or as an advertisement.
When it comes to fighting clickbait and fake news, the best way to outfox advertisers and their algorithms is to simply refuse to click.
Maheshwari, Sapna, and John Herrman. "Publishers are Rethinking those ‘Around the Web’ Ads." New York Times, Oct 30 2016, http://www.nytimes.com.avoserv2.library.fordham.edu/2016/10/31/business/media/publishers-rethink-outbrain-taboola-ads.html?partner=bloomberg.
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