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Research: Evaluate Your Sources: Text Alternative

What is Peer Review, How to evaluate websites

Fake News Infographic - Text Only Version

How to Spot Fake News

Consider the Source

Click away from the story to investigate the site, its mission and its contact information.

Check the Author

Do a quick search on the author, Are they credible? Are they real?

Check the Date

Reposting old news stories doesn't mean they're relevant to current events.

Check your Biases

Consider if your own beliefs could affect your judgement.

Read Beyond

Headlines can be outrageous in an effort to get clicks. What's the whole story?

Supporting Sources?

Click on those links. Determine if the information given actually supports the story.

Is it a Joke?

If it is too outlandish, it might be satire. Research the site and author to be sure.

Ask the Experts

Ask a librarian, or consult a fact-checking site.

Coulter Library, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY