Spotting fake news is sometimes very obvious but can be very hard. Here are some strategies to assist in determining whether news is real or fake.
Doctored images or images that are falsely attributed to a specific event are often some of the hardest "fake news" to determine. Watch the video below for some tips on assessing images or read one of the following articles:
Even well-known and well-revered sources can have a political &/or social leaning. See the Media Bias Chart below to see where some of your favorite news sources fall, and consider reading news from sources that fall on the other end of the spectrum.
Source: Media Bias Chart, Version 4.0, updated Aug. 2018
In 2014, Pew Research Center conducted a year-long project on political polarization in America. View the report Political Polarization & Media Habits for details. Some noteworthy take-aways: