BLUF

In a world full of misinformation and disinformation, it is easy to be fed unreliable—even dishonest—information.

Summary

When using online resources, it is imperative to check the source of the information you are using. Tacoma Community College in TacomaWashington, offers an informative website that helps to inform people how to sort facts from fiction. FactCheck.orgTruth or Fiction and PolitiFact are listed as reliable sources for checking how accurate a story or rumour is. Tacoma Community College also links to a HuffPost article titled How to recognize a fake news story which lists nine helpful tips to stop you from sharing false information. It's essential to be critical of information, particularly online information and the sources behind that information. Media Bias/Fact Check is an independent media outlet aiming to educate web users about media bias and deceptive online sources. Media Bias can also be very useful in helping you to identify the bias of an online news source.