Fake news or real

Sadly not everything we find on the internet is 100% true. There was a furore when Snopes decided to verify election statements - with a team of Democrat supporters. There was a fact-check of Snopes fact-checking, which found even Snopes was not impartial in this case.

A 2016 article gives the basics:

  • Pay attention to the domain and URL
  • Read the "About Us" section
  • Look at the quotes in a story
  • Look at who said them
  • Check the comments
  • Reverse image search

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Last modified: 05 December 2020.