• There’s a reason many of us see published news sources as authoritative. They adhere to journalistic standards that go a long way to ensure that the news published in these sources is reliable, so don’t abandon traditional news sources like The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal.
  • Get in the habit of checking sources that do original reporting and have minimal partisan bias. If don’t know how to identify these, check out this Media Bias Chart, which presents a good way of thinking about bias in the news.
  • Think twice before you share, especially if the news seems incredible or is from a source you aren’t familiar with
  • Avoid stories that are labeled “sponsored” or “promoted.” These are advertisements disguised as news.

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