How to Spot Fake News on Social Media Feeds

Follow this checklist to determine if the articles you’re reading online are legitimate.

Don’t fall for fake news stories on illegitimate websites and disreputable sources. You’re the first line of defense when it comes to stopping the spread of false or misleading news articles. Online security expert Christine Durst recommends verifying site addresses (also known as URLs, the abbreviation for uniform resource locators), checking the grammar in articles and reports, and corroborating facts with other sources to identify if the content you’re reading or watching is a credible news source. Refer to the following checklist to recognize fake news more quickly and easily.


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