What we have – is it original text or repost?

  • Find the original version. Paste quote and set search before the date you know it appears online for the first time.Example
  • Search for mentions on fact-checking resources. Paste keywords and press “Enter”
  • Find copies of this text
    Grammarly Plagiarism Checker
  • Check if the text on the page has been modified before

If the page has been deleted it still might be possible to find it’s cached version in Google – just insert ‘cache:’ before hyperlink to check it.
i.e. [cache:http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36070407] To save a screenshot use archive.is


Who did publish this?


When did this happen?


Fake news often misleadingly refer to credible news outlets.

Don’t trust information from anonymous or low activity profiles.

Always look for confirmation from independent sources.

If emergent news breaks there supposed to be a fast growing trend of multiple witnesses posts in social media. If there are no many posts from the event or all of them are identical – this might be a fake.

Official profiles of famous people have special ‘verified’ sign


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