Fake news and me

Fake news isn't just confined to the news section on your social media feeds. It can be in the entertainment sections mixed in with a bit of gossip that feels like a bit of fun. But these stories can be just as harmful as reading misinformation about a politician, climate change, loo roll running out or a rumour that garlic can cure coronavirus.

Fake news can hurt individuals, their friends, families, shatter reputations and make us think that everything is made up and nothing is worth believing. But fear not, we are here to help!

We’ve gathered four well known faces from entertainment and sport to share their own personal experiences of fake news with you. Fleur East, Nick Bright, Hannah Cockroft MBE and Vick Hope explain what it is like to read stories about themselves that they knew not to be true.

Where next?

What's so bad about fake news?
Think like a journalist: How to check a story
Be social media smart: Is seeing believing?
Fact or Fake?