There is an incredible amount of information and misinformation available; news and fake news, truth and alternative truths, viral hoaxes, and social media filters and bubbles. How do we decide what is true? What do we share online?
This guide provides tips for helping you to determine reliability of information sources. It will help you spot fake news, evaluate web sites and information, and fact-check resources. There are resources to help you determine if news items are fake... or satire, to detect fake photographs, and to understand potential problems surrounding 'echo chambers' and 'filter bubbles' in social media. Navigate this guide using tabs at the top of the page; work from left to right, or choose items of interest to you.
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