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Ten Questions for Fake News Detection
"Use the questions below to assess the likelihood that a piece of information is fake news. The more red flags you circle, the more skeptical you should be!" (From the website.)
How to Spot Fake News
"Fake news is nothing new. But bogus stories can reach more people more quickly via social media than what good old-fashioned viral emails could accomplish in years past." (From the website.)
False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources
This "plain vanilla" website gives tips for the average person on analyzing news sources; details how OpenSource (http://www.opensources.co/), the creators of the site, go about about analyzing websites; then gives a long list of websites clearly labeled "credible," "fake," and so on.
There are more "red flags" that don't fit on this current graphic, but which are currently quite relevant:
1) Elevates the credibility of one credentialed expert who goes against the consensus of their entire credentialed expert peer group, e.g., one doctor vs. pretty much all the other doctors, one scientist against pretty much all the other scientists.
Chances are, if 1 out of 1000 doctors says one thing contrary to the other 999, the 999 didn't just get together in order to trick you.
2) Claims that being taken down for promoting misinformation is "censorship," which therefore, somehow, proves that the thing taken down is actually true.
There is no reason why something getting widely debunked and taken down would enhance the credibility of that thing.