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Prevent Misinformation Online
Ask the Three Questions
- Who is behind the information?
- What is the evidence?
- What do other sources say?
Lateral reading is when you leave the site where you found a claim, do a keyword search for the person or claim you’re fact-checking, and then open a new tab in your browser for each link you click on.
The first thing you should do when coming across a suspicious meme or video is to check your emotional reaction.
“Deepfakes” are a new source of misinformation.
Check your Emotions
Go directly to the primary or original source mentioned in a post or article to answer the second question, “What’s the evidence?”
Check out these valuable tips for sorting fact from fiction online
David, P. (2023, May 16). Is This Legit? A Media Literacy Skills Recap. Poynter. https://www.poynter.org/tfcn/2023/is-this-legit-a-media-literacy-skills-recap/
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