Websites Going Around Now Let You Generate ‘News’ and IT’S FAKE FAKE FAKE
In just a few hours today, I have seen two stories going around on Facebook that, at first glance, APPEAR to be a local news stories.
There is a photo and a short story. FAKE!
But they are fake. However, they were created using real names and photos.
If you don’t recognize the source you are reading a website post on…for example the website you are currently reading…then you should click the sites 'about' page. It just may be a joke page or satire. And if it SEEMS to come from a reliable source but seems ‘out there’ make sure the website is really what it claims to be. Cloning a site is not that hard, so be vigilant.
Here is one of them for what claim to be from Channel 24 News. IT is a total fake and it appears anyone can do it to you. Scary.
When those get shared on Facebook they appear to be very real. SO check the source!
I hate be so skeptical…but really…just because you see it on-line does not make it true.
I now assume most things are NOT true.
Just be careful. Check the source.