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Preventing Yourself From Being Misled

fake news

Let’s face it.

The continuous spread of fake news all over the internet is quite scary. It doesn’t only make people confused about their own beliefs, but also make people abandon their own values.

But do you know what’s scarier?

It’s the idea that fake news can strip you away from everything you know – from your loved ones and just about anything you’ve ever worked hard for – due to hidden traps within such as phishers and malwares, as well as hackers and even “trolls” who might not stop until you are completely brought down…

…all because of that single click on your mouse.

Now, the question is: How can you prevent yourself from being misled?

Here’s one way:

Do your own research.

Fake news can usually be detected from a layman’s point of view. They’re the ones usually shared with a caption that seems like it’s being advertised, as well as unverified sources within the article itself. Thus, do your own research.

Moreover, don’t ever think about what happens when time stops. In other words, continue to do your own research no matter how long it takes and no matter what happens next. At the end of the day, it will all be worth it. You will not only save yourself from getting completely misled, but also save your loved ones and other people from getting totally misled.

BONUS: Trust your gut instinct.

If there’s one skill all men in this world have in common, it’s gut instinct. Just like when confronted by dangers like a robber stalking you from behind, fake news will also give you an emotion that no one – not even the smartest person in front of you – can totally believe, no matter what other people say about it.

Trust your gut instinct. It will save you from any kind of threats, even the most undetected ones.