How to spot a fake news
on BuzzFeed: How to detect a fake article article article titles and content can be a tricky proposition for people unfamiliar with the site’s content curation process.
Here are some tips for spotting fake articles, and how to spot fake content on the site.
Is it a hoax?
Fake news is a hoax, according to Buzzfeed’s content curator.
In a post on the social news site’s site, a user named Andrew wrote: The only way to prove a fake story is to find the source.
You can do this by looking at the article titles, looking at some of the content and finding a link to the source that makes it sound plausible.
When you do this, you will know that a hoax has been created.
Buzzfeed has published more than 70,000 articles since the site was founded in 2013.
The site has a very specific set of guidelines for what constitutes hoax content, and has a long history of identifying hoaxes.
BuzzFeed’s content guidelines have been updated since its founding, and they prohibit stories with content that is “unreliable, false, misleading, deceptive, false news, or is otherwise likely to mislead readers,” according to BuzzFeed’s guidelines.
The BuzzFeed content curators do not, however, specify how to detect fake content, or what the criteria are for determining if a piece is fake.
In other words, the site does not offer any guidance on whether a story is a fake or not.
If a story sounds too good to be true, Buzzfeed doesn’t necessarily have to check the source to verify that it is, nor does it have to verify the content.
“BuzzFeed’s curators may also use other information that is known to the site to determine if the article is credible,” according the site guidelines.
“For example, BuzzFeed may use a person’s name or other information about the person to determine whether or not the person is a credible source of the story.”
If a piece has content that the BuzzFeed curators believe is “inappropriate” for the site, BuzzFeed doesn’t always remove the content itself.
If Buzzfeed deems a piece to be too “fake” or not credible, the article will not appear on the BuzzFeed website, according the guidelines.
Is the article a hoax on purpose?
If a content creator has created an article that sounds too plausible to be real, BuzzyFeed does not automatically remove it.
The content creator, BuzzBuzz, then needs to decide whether or to remove the article from the BuzzFeed site, according Buzzfeed.
BuzzFeed’s content team will then determine whether the article qualifies as a hoax or not, according BuzzFeed’s website guidelines.
BuzzBuzz will then send an email to the person who created the article with a “Dear Buzzfeed Community” link that contains the author’s email address, the content creator’s name, and a short description of the article.
“If the person does not reply within 30 days, BuzzFeed will remove the post from the site,” according BuzzFeed.
“Once the article has been removed from BuzzFeed, it cannot be accessed or shared by anyone.
The article may be reinstated on BuzzFeed at a later date if the person responds within 30 calendar days,” according BuzzFeed.
Is a fake link being sent out?
If you’re not familiar with the process for spotting and removing fake content from Buzzfeed, Buzzblog explains that a “Fake link” is a website’s attempt to trick you into clicking on a fake content or link.
“A Fake link can be created by using the word ‘Fake’ to describe the URL of the page that the link appears to link to.
For example, a page that says ‘Fake Buzzfeed’ could be created to mislead visitors into clicking onto the link, but not the actual article,” Buzzfeed explains.
Buzzblog also notes that Buzzfeed is very careful to check all of its content curating tools for “Fake” or “Fake Buzz” content before they remove it from the website.
“We only remove fake content that we believe is real,” BuzzBuzz said.
“Fake content can come from sources like a blog post, a video, or even a tweet.
We have verified each of these sources with the Buzzfeed team, and we take them very seriously.
We also flag any content that appears to be fraudulent, misleading or deceptive.
In fact, Buzznews has an automated tool that checks for the authenticity of every article on Buzzfeed,” Buzzblog says.
“As we are constantly monitoring our content curations, we will take steps to remove content from the BuzzFeed platform that we deem to be in violation of our guidelines.
We will also notify the author and the publisher of each article that has been flagged.”
BuzzFeed’s policy also notes the publication of fake content is a violation of Buzzfeed guidelines, as “a fake link is a site’s attempt of tricking you into visiting an article without clicking on it.”
Is an article fake because it’s not related to BuzzFeed?
Buzzfeed curators will also review articles