When you first encounter a new media phenomenon, the first thing you want to do is check the facts.
So why not use the truth to your advantage?
A lot of information is easily manipulated and can be very misleading, so it’s best to start with the facts first.
This is the approach taken by media agencies.
The Guardian recently investigated a number of fake news stories in the UK media and found that there are a number that were deliberately crafted.
So, what’s the truth?
The BBC has taken a look at some of the more popular and damaging claims made by fake news sites. Read more