The real 'fake news': how to spot misinformation and disinformation online - 2019-07-03

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F182.png The real 'fake news': how to spot misinformation and disinformation online July 3, 2019, Andrea Bellemare, CBC News

So you think a story, photo or video you've seen online might be fake — or exaggerated, at least. Maybe you spotted a photo that's generating outrage or ridicule, or a headline that seems too bizarre to be accurate.

But you're not sure.

How do you know if what you're seeing is real? How can you find out where it's coming from?

This guide will give you some tips on how to evaluate what you're reading and seeing, so you'll be better equipped to decide whether to trust it.

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{{cite news | first = Andrea | last = Bellemare | title = The real 'fake news': how to spot misinformation and disinformation online | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/fake-news-misinformation-online-1.5196865 | work = CBC News | date = July 3, 2019 | accessdate = July 5, 2019 }}