Computer Q&A: The Rumor mill: Finding Fact from Fiction on the Web

Fake news is not a new phenomenon. The size of the Web, the sheer amount of information, and the ability for anyone to add to that information pool at a very low cost means that means that facts can be covered by equally compelling fiction in the form of rumors, half-truths, and outright hoaxes. How do you determine what is true and what is an attractive falsehood? Let’s look at steps you can take to confirm what you see and discount the rest.