Fake news fact-checking checklist

By David Benigson

There’s been an explosion of so-called fake news in recent months. Reports of fakery, fabrication and misinformation have hit fever pitch, particularly during election season.

While fake news is nothing new, it’s gained momentum, and notoriety, as news consumption has shifted from traditional print to online news to social media.

We each have a responsibility to independently verify data and check information before we quote it, share it and spread it further. Our fake news fact-checking checklist details the six steps you should take to verify if the story you’re reading is legit, or not.

To download the checklist click here.

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