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Many people really believe whatever they read!
In the chart below, the number of people that believe stories from questionable news sources is on par with the percentage of people who believe news from reliable news sources.
..so a fake news story can do a lot of damage, especially in social media and on the internet where it can be accessed over and over for many years to come.
When you discover a source on the internet that you wish to use, you need to look at the source of the article.
A. Is your source considered reliable?
Examples of some reliable sources:
If the source is not in the library databases, you need to do more detective work....
If you are still uncertain -- best to move on to another article or source.
Verifying any information in today's online environment is not a quick or easy task.