Click away from the story to investigate the site, its mission and its contact info.
If the piece has an author, do a search to evaluate credibility. Is this person a recognized expert?
Reposting older news does not mean its relevant to current events.
Consider if your own beliefs could affect your judgment on this topic.
Headlines can be outrageous in an effort to get clicks. What's the whole story?
Click links or search for any source information provided. Does the info support the story?
The story might be satire. Research the site to be sure.
Ask a librarian, your instructor or a known expert or consult a fact-checking site.
Adapted from a graphic produced by the International Federation of Library Associations . For more information: