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Verify in 6 steps.

1

Read beyond the headline

Stories can use clickbait titles. Check for quotes, links, and references.
6

Check the website domain

Fake websites often don't end in ".com"
5

Check the date

Social media often reshares outdated stories.
4

Check the author

Search for the credibility and background of the author.
3

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?