A library guide about news hoaxes, misinformation, and propaganda
Examine the URL and domain name
Look at the ending of the domain name carefully, fake news sites often try to fool users into thinking the site is a .com or other familiar top-level domain
Apply the CRAP Test
Use FactCheck.org's Guide
Be aware that social media and customized news feeds show you content based on personal information, your past user behavior, and other factors.
Not only can this leave you in a bubble and cause confirmation bias; it can also result in the viral spread of fake news. Think before you share!
1. Install a browser plugin like BS Detector. 2. Use a fact checking site. 3. Use a data visualizer like Hoaxy to see a claim's spread. 4. Type the claim into Google Search or Google News.