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5 Tips to Avoid Hoax News

In this modern era, not only young people play gadgets but also parents. Unfortunately, due to lack of digital literacy, parents are sometimes trapped by fake news or hoaxes. Not infrequently they are the target of phishing .

Now, as a good child, you can share tips so they can avoid news about misinformation or vulnerability to theft of personal data.

Karissa Sjawaldy Public Policy for Facebook in Indonesia reminds us that the Facebook platform always ensures the safety of its users. However, it should be noted, security controls are again in the hands of the users themselves.

1. Research the title and site
We have to check the title or the website, is there something that doesn't connect? For example, the site is not credible, don't share false or dangerous information. 

There was also news yesterday that garlic soaked in alcohol can eliminate COVID-19 , it's dangerous, we have to be careful. -be careful, Karissa said at a press conference.

2. Watch out for phishing traps
He also discussed phishing (fraud) which was carried out by asking users to click on a link in an upload that looked suspicious.

If for example we receive a short message, and ask you to click on a link in the body of the post, for example, 'come on, click this link if you like dogs', then it could be a form of phishing, he said.

3. Learn to use two-factor authentication
Most importantly, you can also help your parents to turn on two-factor authentication to prevent other people from logging in from other places.

4. Do not just make a password
Naufal Faridurrazak who is the creator of Anima Si Nopal also gave his advice. Naufal, who collaborates with Facebook for education about comfortable social media, said passwords are one of the keys to the security of his account.

Facebook's features for us are even more secure, but I also create complex passwords. I'm a combination of letters and numbers, and only I know. I activate two-factor authentication, said Naufal.

5. Help each other to filter hoax news
In addition, parents often feel afraid of the news circulating on social media . Naufal added that we can help parents sort out which news is valid or not and compare it with credible news.