How to spot a false flag: a guide to the latest in fake news


How to Spot a False Flag: A Guide to the Latest in Fake News – Posted by St Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday, November 27, 2019 08:21:59As a reporter I can tell you it’s easy to spot fake news. 

I’ve covered many fake news stories that have been around for years and have found them to be both common and not.

But it’s not always easy to tell if something is fake news, especially if it’s so common it’s hard to keep track of who’s behind it. 

The good news is that there are ways to tell, in plain English, when something is a fake. 

If a story you see in the news is completely false, you can be sure that the source is lying. 

Here’s how to spot when a story is fake:1.

It’s very obvious a story or headline is a complete fabrication.

 If you see a headline like “Donald Trump’s daughter was born after he was raped by his father,” that means the article is a lie. 

A fake article that claims a child was born with the condition “puberty delay” is just one example of a fake news story that is easily spotted.2.

The headline is worded in a way that makes it appear like a true story.

“The Trump Administration has agreed to a $3.2 billion deal to sell off the US military to China,” reads a headline that looks like it comes from the Washington Post, the world’s largest newspaper, or the New York Times.

That headline could be a fake article.

The fake story may be based on a false statement or the article’s author has taken a page from the Trump playbook by using a single word and a single headline to describe the deal.3.

The article’s description or headline appears to be a hoax or made up.

If the headline, description or the content of the article make it look like the news source is making up a story, it’s probably a fake story.4.

The author claims to have been inspired by Trump’s wife Melania Trump.

This is a prime example of the kind of fake news that can easily be spotted when a person’s name, address, and phone number are included. 


The story is not sourced, and there is no context to back it up. 

It’s hard not to get suspicious when someone uses a fake name to get attention. 

You can find a good list of fake names here: 6.

The subject line is in a manner that is very similar to a real article, or a headline or paragraph that has been used in a news story. 

For example, the headline of a story about the “largest ever U.S. military sale” from the New England Patriots might be:  “A new, state-of-the-art stadium is set to open in the new year in Boston, Mass. 

In a real deal, the NFL would need to spend $7 billion to complete the deal, according to a new report. 

However, that would require the Patriots to buy the rights to the NFL’s stadium from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and then use that to pay for the stadium’s construction, as opposed to building it for free. 


The news source has not posted the article on the official White House website or on any other news outlet, nor has the article been verified by the U.K. 8.

The word count is extremely high, and is likely an attempt to lure readers to the article by offering some sort of reward for clicking on the article. 


The title or headline claims the article has been confirmed by the Washington Times.

It doesn’t.

It may be a “rebuttal” to a recent story that reported that the U (U.S.)

President had recently signed a bill into law that would allow transgender people to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity.


The content of a news article or headline has been edited in a fashion that is highly questionable or misleading.

There’s nothing wrong with having a headline about a story that says something along the lines of, “The U.N. says the U .

S. is the world leader in climate change.” 

A headline that reads “Scientists Say Trump Is a Global Warming Denier” might be just as misleading, as is one that claims that “Scientists say Trump is a global warming denier.” 

But the headlines in those articles are clearly fake.

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