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How To Spot Fake News  

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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Check your news source


Quick tips for spotting fake news


How to evaluate news


Is your news source here?


Evaluation Strategies



Find the author

If the website does not provide author information, you can determine the author by entering the website URL here: 


      WHOIS Search

Then, if you don't recognize the author or organization, google the result to determine if the author is an expert in the field.


Check the facts

Are you unsure whether your news source is accurate? Check the facts here:




Chrome extensions can help

Try these Chrome extensions to help detect fake news websites:





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