When you are researching news/current events/hot topics it is important to adapt your evaluation strategies to include lateral reading of a source.
Lateral reading means you conduct a Google Search to learn more from other sources about your original source. This is the first step professional fact checkers do when examining a source.
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Quick Tutorials with great tips on how to: