How to avoid fake news?

How to avoid fake news?

There is a Russo-Ukrainian war in the world, and we have its disinformation branch in the media. It is not difficult to find information from the world now, because the media keeps us informed about the situation in the world. Nevertheless, many questions arise in this connection. Where to get reliable sources of information? How to distinguish news from fake news? How to avoid Russian propaganda and avoid fake news?

It is so important now to draw information from reliable and proven sources. You cannot succumb to propaganda. Bravely sharing unverified information on social media can aggravate the disinformation chaos because the online transmission of information is very fast and it is often too late to withdraw. Fake news is hard to avoid these days.

 When it comes to media authorities, it's hard to find specific names. In this selection, we should be guided by field experts, reporters and correspondents, mainly those who are on site, as this strengthens their credibility. This is so-called first-hand information, such as with media envoys and live coverage.

In Ukraine and at the border there are reporters from the most important press agencies and magazines. You can follow the reports on the BBC, CNN, AFP, New York Times, Reuters and Radio Free Europe social media. Polish news media such as Onet, Wyborcza, WP and TVN24 also have their envoys abroad. 

A group of hacker activists, such devious hacktivists, also came to the rescue - Anonymous. They fight for civil rights with their actions, oppose breaking them, censorship and corruption. They act for justice and for those who cannot defend themselves. Time magazine included them among the hundred most influential people in the world. They used their superpowers by breaking into Russian TV channels and publishing previously unpublished news about what was happening in Ukraine, inconvenient for Russia.

Joanna Karp
press@pomocniludzie.pl