An excellent, well researched, resource for identifying the slant and purpose of a wide variety of traditional and alternative media sources.
Trolls and other Fake News sites and Posts often use stock photos, or stolen photos to give themselves a sense of legitimacy. Fake News also frequently uses improperly labeled images. Doing a reverse image search can find other places where an image exists on the internet, and can help trace them to their original context.
These are great activities to help you practice your News Media Literacy skills.
Did you read an inspirational quotation from a famous person online? There's a good chance it's mis-attributed, or made-up!
"Fake News" is a term that once had a specific meaning, which has been lost as the term has become politicized. Instead be aware of these 5 types of Misinformation.
Crash Course: Media Literacy with Jay Smooth
a 12-part Crash Course (see all videos here) covering the history, psychology, economics, ethics, and more, of Media and Media Literacy.