How to check internet hoaxes without leaving home

The hoaxes do not rest for vacations And although there are companies and organizations dedicated to verifying the information that is shared on the Internet, users also have tools at their disposal with which to determine if that latest information about coronavirus vaccines is wrong or can be trusted.

The goal of disinformation campaigns is generate outrage, surprise or rejection among the public, and for this they promote fake news, seeking with them the rapid spread of content, without filters

The fact checkers They are a resource for those who doubt the reliability of a content, as pointed out by Google. However, and even if the citizens do not know it, technology can be an ally to combat hoaxes

One way to verify the information from home is by specifying the web search and crawling full coverage in the search engine. In this way, if the user tries to find the news on Google and sees that no other media has reproduced it, they may want to deceive him.

also can check the location of the events with Google Earth or Street View, or check if the photograph corresponds to the context or if it has been used before on the net from ‘Search image on Google’

And if these steps are not enough, the company also recommends delve into the news, especially before sharing it– To do this, you have to analyze the headline, since sometimes the text does not speak of what is said in it.

Regarding the content, it is convenient be suspicious if the information is anonymous or not very transparent, if it is not endorsed by any means nor is it signed by someone. Also if the sources do not support the information; fake news usually presents the content without citing any reference or official source, such as the National Police or the Civil Guard, which endorses them.

Special mention deserve the audios, since although they seem more real because they are carried out by people, technology exists that allows the voice of a person to be impersonated or misrepresenting something you have said, therefore, Google advises you to be suspicious if the audios received on your mobile phone try to convince you of something without providing evidence.

By Editor

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