Skip to Main Content


Find resources for evaluating news sources and identifying different forms of misinformation.

Real News vs. Fake News

How to Spot Fake News



Evaluating an Online News Article Example

Image evaluating a online news article

Image Source

"UK Govt" by Raghuram athiappan is license under CC BY-SA 4.0 / Removed parts of the background and added shapes and annotations to the original


EasyBib. (2016). Evaluating a news article [infographic]. Retrieved from

Facebook. (n.d.). Tips to spot false news. Retrieved from

On The Media. (2016). Breaking news consumer's handbook: Fake news edition. Retrieved

How to Spot Fake News by

1. Consider the source.

2. Read beyond the headline.

3. Check the author.

4. Check the evidence.

5. Check the date.

6. Confirm it isn't satire.

7. Check your biases.

8. Consult the experts.