Read with a critical eye and seek out other sources to verify and confirm facts. Here are some reliable sources to use to double-check that “news” story.
Google Image Search – Find out where an image originated – In the Google Images search box click on the camera icon, then either enter the image web address (URL) (right click on the photo to find the URL) or upload the saved image from your computer
TinEye – Reverse Image Search – Find out where an image originated
Yandex – Best for a face image search
Snopes – Source for researching urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation – Ignore all the ads.
AFP Fact Check – Global fact-checking organization, with dedicated journalists in countries from the United States to Myanmar – focusing on items which can be harmful, impactful and manipulative.
Wayback Machine – Find changed or deleted web content – saves a webpage on a certain date and time – digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form
archive.today – Find changed or deleted web content – saves a text and a graphical copy of a web page for better accuracy and provides a short and reliable link to an unalterable record of any web page
FactCheck.org – Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players
Politifact – Fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter
AllSides – Information and ideas from all sides of the political spectrum so you can better understand the world — and each other