Karen is a middle-aged alien who believes she is up-to-date with the latest trends and styles with her pink purse and mom jeans. She is the mother of three young alien children, ages ranging from 8-12. She is very involved in their lives and is a proud soccer mom!
Karen gets her information from what her friends share on social media. While she may think she is very well-informed, she actually isn’t. She plays the news in the background and is unable to fully absorb the information. Believing she is well-informed, Karen spreads misinformation and fake news via social media sites. She loves to share all her opinions and often speaks to her friends and family members about recent events.
The best way for Karen to identify and avoid misinformation is to begin prioritizing her news from verified, fact-checked sources instead of social media. She should pay more attention to detail when reading news from different media sites. To help detect misinformation, use these sites: