People who create fake news try to fool readers into thinking the information comes from a reputable source. Keep the following best practices in mind to make sure your information source is legitimate. Website evaluation tests, like the CRAAP test (Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose), are also useful.
Look for labels: a corporate logo or a tiny statement indicating Paid Post, Advertisement, or Sponsored by. Advertisements may also have a tiny Ad Choices triangle at the upper right corner of an image.
Information adapted from Cornell University Library's Fake News guide.
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