The best way to spot fake news is to check your own search history, according to a new research.
A study found that the majority of people searching for “fake news” are not doing it because they are aware of the problem, but rather because they believe it is real.
“Fake news is spreading like wildfire on the web, and we are seeing a lot of it,” said Dr. James E. Ketchum, director of the Institute for the Study of Digital Media at the University of California, San Diego.
“It is easy to spot because it is a common topic in social media and blogs, and the people posting it often use hashtags to highlight specific news articles or topics.”
The study, conducted by Ketchamp’s institute and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that people searching on the internet were more likely to come across a post if the topic was news.
“People often search for news because they have a general sense that the news is true, but it is not always clear what news is actually true,” Ketchums said.
“We have found that when people are unsure of what news they are actually searching for, they tend to come up with other topics to fill their search.”
Ketchum explained that people were more willing to believe that fake news was real because they had no alternative but to believe it.
“They are more likely than others to search for articles that are about fake news,” Katchums said, adding that people are more willing than others in general to believe fake news if it is “a very well-researched story” that they are unfamiliar with.
“I think the key thing is that people search for the content that is likely to be relevant to them, and then search for what they find on the Internet,” he said.
For example, a recent study by Katchum and his colleagues showed that while people searched for articles on the topic of sexual assault on the “most popular” search results, they were more interested in news about the “biggest news story of the day” or a specific celebrity.
The study was conducted using a search engine called Bing, which was able to determine whether users were searching for news related to sexual assault and what that news contained.
Katchamps study, however, found that people searched more for articles about sexual assault when the topics included the word “rape,” as opposed to “sexual assault” or “rape culture.”
“This finding suggests that the search engine is more interested than ever in ‘the big news story’ of the moment,” Keshum said.