Verify in 6 steps.
Read beyond the headline
Stories can use clickbait titles. Check for quotes, links, and references.
Check the website domain
Fake websites often don't end in ".com"
Check the date
Social media often reshares outdated stories.
Check the author
Search for the credibility and background of the author.
Consider the source
Investigate the website the story is coming from. Is it reputable?
Research the story
Do a Google search for the story. Are other outlets covering it?