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Most People Can Recognize Disinformation
Most People Do Not Want to Share It
Infographic describing how to spot fake news
Join the Fight. Report Fake News
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If you see something, do something. Help defend America and report fake news.
After You Spot It.  Stop It. 
Six Steps:
Develop Critical MindsetWhy was this story written? Is it trying to give me information, or is it trying get me to do or feel something?
Check The SourceOnly share from trusted locations. Watch for spelling errors, lack of citations, strange website extensions.

Who Else Is Reporting the StoryHas anyone else picked up the story?  Are other sites with the story legit (fake news often get "laundered" from less good sites, so if you find it on click-bait or foreign-focused sites, watch out)? Is it on

Think About The EvidenceCredible news stories will try to include facts, quotes, and specific citations, especially on anything controversial.  Does the evidence stack up?

Don't Accept Images at Face ValueFake news often uses real images out of context.  Use Google Reserve Image Search to learn where images came from and if they have been altered.  Look for strange shadows, odd color blocks, and jagged edges for warning signs of doctored photos.

Listen to Your GutResearch shows that most Americans can spot fake news if they pause to think about it.  Fake news is designed to play on your hopes and fears. It's creators want you to be angry or worried.  They want you to stop trusting American institutions and your neighbors.

When in doubt, don't share.  Find something better.
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