#How to spot fake news

A few ideas on how to spot fake news. I wonder which approach are the new automated factchecker companies are using. Here is my own list:

  1. The source is defined exists, its role is defined, it is directly connected to the topic, doesn’t make money on its opinion
  2. The article is easy to read, and the headline refers to the actual content
  3. The article is not plain false from the title
  4. The article doesn’t tell you how to feel or has any emotional language in first or second person

All of them point in the direction of independent and audited media sources, which has always been the most reliable way to get decent information

#Perfect media

  1. Decentralized. No entity owns it or there are local copies of it
  2. Immutable: news can’t be changed, only amended
  3. Weighted: Networks can weight/vote what’s important or isn’t
  4. Authored: Authors need to be traceable
  5. Coherent: Incoherent articles need to be disputed. Duplicates tagged.
  6. Hierarchical: News and topics need to have relationships to avoid redundancy