This four step process is outlined in Mike Caulfield's Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers
1. Make use of existing fact checking sites.
See more reputable fact-checking sites from Mike Caulfield's Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers.
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#2 Find original sources by using links.
While not all sources may link back to their original sources, many of them do. Mike Caulfield calls this "going upstream".
Example: from Daily Kos
Click on the first link in the news story "Donald Trump Jr. was paid $50,000 for meeting to discuss U.S. Russia cooperation in Syria". Does this news report in Daily Kos accurately reference the news report it linked to?
#3 Find out what other sites say about this site. Mike Caulfield refers to this as "reading laterally".
These two sites are helpful in finding out more about news sources.
#4 Stuck? Circle back to strategy #1.
Choose one of these stories and use a fact checking source to determine if it is accurate or not.
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