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Ksenia Luchenko: Fake news mutate like viruses and spread by clinging to gaps in “immunity”

Ksenia Luchenko: Fake news mutate like viruses and spread by clinging to gaps in “immunity”

- The algorithms for checking fake news are pretty well developed. The other thing is that the fakes are being modified. A very convenient metaphor is comparing them to viruses. Both of them mutate and spread, clinging to gaps in our 'immunity'. Or they can be compared to bacterial infection: by mutating, they adapt to our "antibiotics" in the same way.

But for now, the methods of verification are simple. First of all, no one has abolished critical thinking and common sense - this is a general rule of thumb approach to checking fakes. That is, you have to abstract away a little bit of any information and see how it looks in terms of common sense. The next rule is to check the source: where did the information come from? Quality news reports always have a primary source. And it would be good to compare it with other sources who have republished this news or who have similar information. It is also important to check authorship — who is responsible for this information.

Read the interview in full at the link. The interview is in Russian.