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How to Spot Fake News Online

Fake news has become a pervasive problem on the internet. You find a story online, but you don’t know if you can trust it. Is it true? Accurate? Not even your Facebook friends know how to tell the difference.

You may not be able to identify each individual story as true or false, but you can find out whether the news site that published it is considered reliable and truthful. Plug-ins such as NewsGuard, TrustedNews, and the Official Media Bias Fact Check Icon integrate into your browser and display grades, rankings, and reports to tell you more about each news site you visit. You can then better determine if the stories you read across the internet should

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