Spotting Fake News

Facebook’s ten steps for spotting fake news

  • Be sceptical of headlines
  • Look closely at the URL [web address]
  • Investigate the source
  • Watch for unusual formatting
  • Consider the photos
  • Check the date
  • Check the evidence
  • Look at other reports
  • Is the story a joke?
  • Some stories are intentionally false [satirical]
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