Fake News

Babylon Bee, Snopes feud over fact-checking of satire

"The quasi-factual nature of the widely shared story triggered a response from Snopes, a popular fact-checking website. Snopes noted the inaccurate nature of the Bee’s story but also included in its post a subheading: 'We’re not sure if fanning the flames of controversy and muddying the details of a news story classify an article as satire.'" - RNS

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Pastor trying to prove how Jesus walked on water gets eaten by crocodile

Clickbait & Fake News: A Teachable Moment

Christians. Purveyors of truth, protectors of principle, stewards of integrity … until we pass on a fake news story or get hooked by clickbait.

We want to be good examples to our children and students so we can teach them biblical principles of honesty and integrity (Proverbs 12:17, Colossians 3:9), but it’s far too easy in today’s world to react to and share a story before we think it through.

And then with one click, we can spread a lie to a few thousand of our closest friends.

Addressing this issue is a lesson a family can learn together. Here are some useful tips and activities to help you discern truth and avoid passing on gossip and lies.

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