Think like a fact checker - Investigate before consuming
Before you start to read it — STOP. Ask yourself whether you know and trust the website or source of the information. Don't read or share it until you know what it is.
2. Investigate the Source
Know what you're reading before you read it (see video above). Knowing the expertise and agenda of the source is crucial to your interpretation of what they say.
3. Find trusted coverage
Search for other trusted reporting or analysis on the claim. Look for the best source you can find and scan multiple sources to see what the consensus seems to be.
Trace the claim, quote or media back to the original source, so you can see it in context and get a sense if the version you saw was accurately presented and analyzed. Consider:
Adapted from: https://www.notion.so/Introducing-SIFT-04db7879dd7a4efaa76bfb2397d11ffd