Hey mum, don't spread that fake news

Older folk, who are less tech-savvy, are more vulnerable to digital scams, but help is available

Whenever Madam Christina Yeo, 65, wants to forward a news article to her contacts via WhatsApp, she would verify the story with her daughter first.

She started doing this after she had sent them at least a few fake news articles on the messaging app before.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2019, with the headline 'Hey mum, don't spread that fake news'. Subscribe