There is a great deal of discussion about “fake news” in our current political climate. Donald Trump continually refers to news outlets he does not like as “fake news” and he is like many people who hastily dismiss media they disagree with. However, there are some very legitimate ways to fact check if a website is indeed “fake news.”
This short video offers some quick, but effective techniques to fact check news sites. It gives advice on checking the accuracy of sources, images, and authors. If more people just took 30 seconds to check if that news story was real before sharing, we all would be better off. (I also wrote an article on how to fact check science articles as well).
Stopping fake newsA handy and simple guide to identifying pesky fake news.