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Shenandoah University

Fake News & Critical Thinking: Finding Real News

How to Choose Your News - TED Talk by Damon Brown

Fact Checking Sites

If the information you're finding doesn't seems suspicious or biased, use the sites below to fact-check or find alternative news sources.

SU Library News Sources

Resources for Spotting Fake News

Tips from Facebook

In May 2017, Facebook began directing users from its News Feed to a list of tips like these for spotting fake news.

  • Be skeptical of headlines
  • Look closely at the URL
  • Watch for unusual formatting
  • Consider the photos
  • Inspect the dates
  • Check the evidence
  • Look at other reports
  • Is the story a joke?