Next time you come across a story that sounds too good (or bad) to be true, there is a good chance it is as there are many bad actors online purporting to be credible news outlets.
Look for the social media profile behind the byline, she advises, as that will give you an indication of their legitimacy based on other posts and pieces of work.
"Check out his or her social media accounts and other work, and find out what he or she typically writes about. If his or her other stories seem suspicious or opinionated as opposed to fact-based, take the article you’re reading with a grain of salt," it reads.
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