T Two-source test
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It can be difficult to determine what is trustworthy news and what is not. Try these games to see how you do:
Organizations monitoring media bias - from descriptions from Wikipedia
C Currency: the timeliness of information
R Reliability: consistently verifiable and credible information
A Authority: the source of the information
P Purpose: the reason the information exists
It can't be verified A fake news article may or may not have links in it tracing its sources; if it does, these links may not lead to articles outside of the site's domain or many not contain information pertinent to the article topic.
Fake news appeals to emotion: Fake news plays on your feelings - it makes you angry or happy or scared. This is to ensure you won't do anything as pesky as fact-checking.
Authors usually aren't experts: Most authors aren't even journalists, but paid trolls.
It can't be found anywhere else: If you look up the main idea of a fake news article, you might not find any other news outlet (real or not) reporting on the issue.
Fake news comes from fake sites: Did your article come from abcnews.co? or mercola.com? Realnewsrightnow.com? These and a host of other URLs are fake news sites.