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Evaluating News Sources: Social Media & Fake News

Spot fake news from real news with this guide.

Think Twice Before You Share!

Fake news and information without sources can go viral in the blink of an eye on social media, especially given the "filter bubbles" created by different platforms. Be wary of anything you see that comes up in your social media feeds. Check dates, verify sources, look for bias, and read carefully before you share that next news post! 

Social media platforms frequently use "verified" images to help you identify official, legitimate accounts for politicians, businesses, and other famous persons:

Filter Bubbles: How They Impact Your Newsfeed

Verify Images and Video

Images and videos can be easily edited and uploaded to the web. Use these sources to verify authenticity of an image or video: