How to define Fake News?

Journalists should not easily accept news on social media or user-generated news as true
Feature06.08.2019@FNFMyanmar
U Myint Kyaw

U Myint Kyaw (Training Head- Myanmar Journalism Institute)

In general, journalists should not easily accept news on social media or user-generated news as true.

Those news may be half true, half fake news and/ or some are purposefully produced and mobilize attention from the public. News need to be fact-checked individually.

It’s of course easy to say than done. But as a journalist, one must do it.

Websites may post fake news; journalists therefore should carefully check and evaluate the background of those webpages.