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Evaluating News Sources

In this guide, you will find information, tools, and tips to evaluate and verify fact-based news sources.

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In addition to the checklist, other easy ways to verify the validity of a news source include:

  • Check to see if other sources are reporting on the same story
  • Check the URL.  Sites ending in a .com.co are often fake news trying to look like a real site
  • Use a fact-checking site
  • Consider installing a plugin on your browser to flag fake news