How do we know what to trust on the web?

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How do we know what to trust on the web? by Mind Map: How do we know what to trust on the web?

1. big red flags for fake news: ALL CAPS or photoshopped pics.

2. Gut check. If a story makes you mad it is probably it is designed that way.

3. A glud of pop-ups and banner ads.

4. Checking the domain. Often, fake sites add .co to trusted brands to steal their luster.

5. Check the 'About' page. Then google the word fake and see what comes up.

6. If a story offers links, follow them. No quotes, link? It is a telltale sign.

7. Check the date. Social media resurrects outdates stories.

8. Verify an unlikely story by finding a reputable outlet reporting the same thing.

9. Read past headlines. Often they bear no resemblance to lies beneath.

10. Photos may be misidentified and dated.

10.1. Use a reverse image search engine like TinEye to see where an image really comes from.