There are more than a few strategies that you can employ in your quest to recognize fake news. Different organizations, individuals, and campaigns have developed their own questions and considerations to help students and the public spot fake news. However they all share similar principles and steps to take, so pick the one that makes most sense to you.
Use MediaSmarts' 5 W’s to recognize false online content. Ask yourself:
Mike Caufield’s SIFT outlines four moves to implement when evaluating a source for truthfulness. This method asks you to:
News Media Canada has a media literacy tool to help Canadians identify fake news. They urge you to “spot it and stop it in 4 simple steps.” Ask yourself: