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EDFL 3240 - Media Bias Assignment

Tips for Spotting Fake News

  • Examine the site's URL for oddities
  • If it seems like a joke, it probably is
  • Check the authorship
  • Search for the same story coming from other sources
  • Scan for spelling/grammatical errors
  • Scan for language that deals heavily in superlatives and extreme figures of speech
  • Check all links

Source: Adelphi University Fake News and Alternative Facts: A Guide to News Literacy