Use the B.S. Detector for both Chrome and Firefox. B.S. Detector searches all links on a given webpage for references to unreliable sources, checking against a manually compiled list of domains. It then provides visual warnings about the presence of questionable links or the browsing of questionable websites.
What about Fake News?
What is Fake News?
Authentic material used in the wrong context
Imposter news sites designed to look like brands we already know
Fake news sites
A more comprehensive list of fake news can be found at the Daily Dot.
How does Fake News spread?
We know that the creators of fake news and fake news sites check verified news sources and use facts to confuse the reader. When confronted by both the fake news and verified news, people tend to discount both the misinformation and the facts. That's the power of fake news.
Verify Your News
1.Evaluate your news using IMVAIN
The bedrock method of deconstruction: Each source in a news report is evaluated using the “IMVAIN” rubric and you can to:
Independent sources are preferable to self-interested sources.
Multiple sources are preferable to a report based on a single source.
Sources who Verify or provide verifiable information are preferable to those who merely assert.
Authoritative and/or Informed sources are preferable to sources who are uninformed or lack authoritative background.
Named sources are better than anonymous ones.
2. Fact Check
FactCheck.org fact-checks claims made by presidents, members of Congress, presidential candidates, and other members of the political arena by reviewing TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.
PolitiFact: Fact-checking US politics
Politifact fact-checks claims by politicians at the federal, state, and local level, as well as political parties, PACs, and advocacy groups and ates the accuracy of these claims on its Truth-O-Meter.
Snopes.com was originally founded to uncover rumors that had begun cropping up in chain emails and message boards and is now highly regarded for its fact-checking.
Verification Handbook: An ultimate guideline on digital age sourcing
Handbook is a step by step guide for verifying digital content initially created for reporters and emergency responders.
3. Check the Images
Found an image you think may have been manipulated or photo-shopped? Use these tools to check for any digital changes:
Identify parts of an image that may have been modified or “photoshopped”.
Google Reverse Image Search
Upload or use a URL image to check the content history or to see similar images on the web.
Jeffrey’s Exif Viewer
Upload or enter the URL of an image and view its metadata.
TinEye Reverse Image Search
Upload or enter an image URL to the search bar and see a list of related sites. Has plug-ins for your browser.