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Fake News: Check your own claim!

Things to think about

 

Other tips for fact checking and avoiding fake news

  1. When you open up a news article in your browser, open a second, empty tab.  Use that second window to look up claims, author credentials and organizations that you come across in the article.
  2. Fake news spans across all kinds of media - printed and online articles, podcasts, YouTube videos, radio shows, even still images. 
  3. Always be ready to fact check.
  4. Even the best researchers will be fooled once in a while.  If you find yourself fooled by a fake news story, use your experience as a learning tool.

Practice makes perfect

Use the tips throughout this LibGuide to check your own claim. Remember, fake news articles may fall under multiple categories and might even mix in a few facts amid their falsehoods.