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Evaluating Information: Fake News

Learn how to evaluate information sources

How to Spot Fake News

  • The source is known to be shady
  • Other stories from source are incredulous
  • Reputable News Sites Aren't Carrying It
  • It Predicts a Future Disaster
  • It Reveals a Cure for a Major Illness
  • The Website Carries a Disclaimer
  • The Story Is a Little Too Funny or Interesting
  • A Poll is Featured
  • The Website Has an Odd Domain Name
  • The Story Makes You Angry

Adapted from: Melanie Radzicki McManus "10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Story" 8 September 2015.


Satirical Websites

Examples of Satirical News Sites