Identifying fake news can be a tricky affair. Many of these are innocuous forwards from friends and family on WhatsApp while some are viral on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter and find their way into our newsfeeds, again, shared by friends.
But how does one recognize fake news. A simple mix of common sense, curiosity, and a questioning attitude is usually enough. If something seems too outrageous, or too easy, or too easy/hard to believe, it should be enough to raise your antennas for fake news.