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Eight ways to spot a “fake news” website

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8. It begins with “CNN” and ends with “.com.”
7. Apply the above to “MSNBC,” “FoxNews” and “Facebook.”
6. It features ads from dubious entities like “Get Rich Now!” “Russian Brides Are Waiting!” and “The Utah Democratic Party.”
5. The link came from a politician who’s been in office longer than the internet has existed.
4. The “About Us” page is just an endless series of cat GIFs.
3. It’s labeled as “sponsored content,” or “Deseret News editorial.”
2. It features lists that go higher than eight.
1. The headlines briefly restore your faith in humanity.

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