The Invasion of Fake News!

As more people are getting their information from social media, it is getting harder to tell fact from fiction. Stanford recently released a study showing that students are unable to tell fact from fiction. Google and Facebook recently announced plans to crack down on fake news sites.

Here are our top 5 ways to spot a news story:

5) Snopes fact-checks Internet rumours and stories

4) PolitiFact or FactCheck.org verifies political news stories

3) FakeNewsWatch has compiled a list of fake sites

2) Use TinEye or Google reverse image search to find out where a photo originated

And best of all…

1) Ask a librarian

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