beyond fake-news

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 in Google and Linkedin. Are they credible? Are they even real?

Check the date

Reposting old stories doesn't mean they're relevant to current events.

Beware of clickbait

Content of this type uses eye-catching imagery of exaggerated and sensationalized news stories.

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.

Check content bias

Does the news story inform you about all sides of the topic or debate?

Check your biases

Consider if your own beliefs could affect your judgement.

Is it a joke?

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

Do your research

Use fact -checking websites. Widen your news search to include more than one website.


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