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With more people getting their news through social media and a crowded field of news outlets competing for web traffic, it can be difficult to know which sources to trust. Here are some tips for being a savvy news consumer.


Cross-reference facts with independent sources in the article’s comments section.

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Reading the smaller words underneath the headline is a smart strategy to determine the veracity of an article.


Only trust stories that guarantee a blown mind.


Primary sources are more reliable than secondary sources, so ensure that the news you read is true by becoming investigative reporter yourself.

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If you think the author might be biased, attack them on social media.


Seek out opposing viewpoints to help you understand just how fucking stupid they really are

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If they’re on TV, they must be doing something right


As a general rule, be wary of any site that claims Hillary Clinton has personally assassinated more than five people

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If several publications offer contradictory information, trust the source with the reddest font

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Take anything on a .Gov site with a grain of salt

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