Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Fake or True? Evaluating Sources: Online and Print Information

How do you know what's "fake" or reliable information? Take some tips from this guide to help you decide.

How Do I Know?

Is it True or Fake?

See also the "For More Help" tab of this guide for other ways to evaluate sources.

Credible Websites? (VIDEO: 3:52 min.) Hartness Library, 2012

Spot the Troll

Spot the Troll, a project out of Clemson University, lets you test your eye for spotting misinformation and fake accounts on social media. As the quiz progresses, you'll learn helpful tips about how to tell if an account is real or not.

Play the Game