Fake News

by Travis Sherrill, Mooresville Public Libraryfakenewspic

Check about me pages. Checking out the about me page, investigating the authors’ name to consider there credentials in context should be a regular part of the research journey.

Interrogate URLS. We see quite a bit of domain manipulation these days. What is domain manipulation? Domain manipulation is when you have an actual website that has an extra extension on the end of it. For example, what looks like a .edu domain followed by .co or .lo is likely a fake or deceptive site. If you are seeing a slightly variant version of a well known URL, do a little investigating. An example of this would be abcnews.com.co. Of course, the actual website is abcnews.com.

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