Fake news is nothing new. But thanks to social media and online news sources, fake news can travel much more quickly and reach many more people than ever before.
Being able to evaluate the validity of news sources is an important skill for everyone to have - and one that you will use for the rest of your life. On this page, you'll find some tips for how to evaluate online news.
Listed below are a number of red flags that you should keep an eye out for when reading online news:
Red Flags taken from FactCheck.org's article on how to spot fake email chains. (2014)
Some of the images, ideas, and links on this page have been borrowed from the Indiana University East Library's Fake News Guide for educational purposes only and have been modified from their original versions. This material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.