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How-to tell if a story is fake news!

Tips to Spot False News
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We want to stop the spread of false news on Facebook. Learn more about the work we're doing. As we work to limit the spread, here are some tips on what to look out for:
Be skeptical of headlines. False news stories often have catchy headlines in all caps with exclamation points. If shocking claims in the headline sound unbelievable, they probably are.
Look closely at the URL. A phony or look-alike URL may be a warning sign of false news. Many false news sites mimic authentic news sources by making small changes to the URL. You can go to the site to compare the URL to established sources.
Investigate the source. Ensure that the story is written by a source that you trust with a reputation for accuracy. If the story comes from an unfamiliar organization, check their "About" section to learn more.
Watch for unusual formatting. Many false news sites have misspellings or awkward layouts. Read carefully if you see these signs.
Consider the photos. False news stories often contain manipulated images or videos. Sometimes the photo may be authentic, but taken out of context. You can search for the photo or image to verify where it came from.
Inspect the dates. False news stories may contain timelines that make no sense, or event dates that have been altered.
Check the evidence. Check the author's sources to confirm that they are accurate. Lack of evidence or reliance on unnamed experts may indicate a false news story.
Look at other reports. If no other news source is reporting the same story, it may indicate that the story is false. If the story is reported by multiple sources you trust, it's more likely to be true.
Is the story a joke? Sometimes false news stories can be hard to distinguish from humor or satire. Check whether the source is known for parody, and whether the story's details and tone suggest it may be just for fun.
Some stories are intentionally false. Think critically about the stories you read, and only share news that you know to be credible.
If you see a story in News Feed that you believe is false, you can report it to Facebook.
Click next to the post you'd like to mark as false
Click Report post
Click It's a false news story
Click Mark this post as false news

At Facebook we care about real news vs. fake news. Any news that basically goes against what we believe in as a corporation is considered fake news. All to make the Zuck even richer! We feel that this site could be reporting fake news, and unless we can verify the owners contact information, it will be added to the fake news blacklist.

We take fake news seriously and debunk everything with Snopes, Politifact, and other serious fake news liberal news media sites.

How do you like us now, Trump?

How-to tell if a story is fake news! (#86)
by FakeNews on April 15, 2017, 7:09 a.m.
Tips to Spot False News
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We want to stop the spread of false news on Facebook. Learn more about the work we're doing. As we work to limit the spread, here are some tips on what to look out for:
Be skeptical of headlines. False news stories often have catchy headlines in all caps with exclamation points. If shocking claims in the headline sound unbelievable, they probably are.
Look closely at the URL. A phony or look-alike URL may be a warning sign of false news. Many false news sites mimic authentic news sources by making small changes to the URL. You can go to the site to compare the URL to established sources.
Investigate the source. Ensure that the story is written by a source that you trust with a reputation for accuracy. If the story comes from an unfamiliar organization, check their "About" section to learn more.
Watch for unusual formatting. Many false news sites have misspellings or awkward layouts. Read carefully if you see these signs.
Consider the photos. False news stories often contain manipulated images or videos. Sometimes the photo may be authentic, but taken out of context. You can search for the photo or image to verify where it came from.
Inspect the dates. False news stories may contain timelines that make no sense, or event dates that have been altered.
Check the evidence. Check the author's sources to confirm that they are accurate. Lack of evidence or reliance on unnamed experts may indicate a false news story.
Look at other reports. If no other news source is reporting the same story, it may indicate that the story is false. If the story is reported by multiple sources you trust, it's more likely to be true.
Is the story a joke? Sometimes false news stories can be hard to distinguish from humor or satire. Check whether the source is known for parody, and whether the story's details and tone suggest it may be just for fun.
Some stories are intentionally false. Think critically about the stories you read, and only share news that you know to be credible.
If you see a story in News Feed that you believe is false, you can report it to Facebook.
Click next to the post you'd like to mark as false
Click Report post
Click It's a false news story
Click Mark this post as false news

At Facebook we care about real news vs. fake news. Any news that basically goes against what we believe in as a corporation is considered fake news. All to make the Zuck even richer! We feel that this site could be reporting fake news, and unless we can verify the owners contact information, it will be added to the fake news blacklist.

We take fake news seriously and debunk everything with Snopes, Politifact, and other serious fake news liberal news media sites.

How do you like us now, Trump?

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