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Evaluating Sources: Hoaxes, Fakes, & Other Tricks

Find out who is providing the content and why. Get information from different sources. Be skeptical.

Think before you re-post. You may be adding to the problem - of sharing misinformation - by sharing it - without checking it out first.


Be skeptical of everything you see, hear, or read

Satire can include fake news that makes fun of the news.
Some fake news is not satire, however. 
Some fake news is intentionally misleading.
Some "real" news is unintentionally misleading. 

Incorrect or misleading news
slips into the social media stream
and people usually cannot distinguish
the "subjective opinion" news from the "objective factual" news.

​Always evaluate the author and source.
Be skeptical. 
Check sources for accuracy.
Don't forward until you fact-check

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