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How to Spot Fake News

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How to Spot Fake News

Consider the Source

  • Click away from the story to investigate the site, its mission and its contact info.

Check the Author

  • Do a quick search on the author. Are they credible? Are they real?

Check the Date

  • Reposting old news stories doesn't mean they are relevant to current events.

Check your Bias

  • Consider if your own beliefs could affect your judgment.

Read Beyond

  • Headlines can be outrageous in an effort to get clicks. What's the whole story?

Supporting Sources

  • Click on those links. Determine if the info given actually supports the story.

Is it a Joke?

  • If is is too outlandish, it might be satire. Research the site and author to be sure.

Ask the Experts

  • Ask a librarian, or consult a fact-checking site.