Washington Post Releases Video Instructing Readers How to Avoid Fake News

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The Washington Post added a video to Facebook on Wednesday advising its readers on how to spot and avoid fake news on the internet.

The Post noted that sites like Twitter and Facebook are taking steps to identify and combat fake news.

"But you shouldn't leave it up to these big websites to perfectly curate all your news to you all the time," the Post said.

"Can you identify the original source of the information in the story?" the publication asked. "If other reputable news outlets haven't picked up the story, it's likely you're looking at fake news."

Among the Post‘s tips were double-checking an article's url to make sure it was not aping another more credible site, and using a reverse Google Image Search to find out the true source of any image.

The Washington Post was recently accused of being "fake news" by President Donald Trump. Trump referred to the outlet as "Amazon Washington Post" in a reference to its owner, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Alex Griswold

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Alex is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. Before joining the Free Beacon, he was a writer for Mediaite and The Daily Caller. He is originally from Buffalo, New York, but regrettably now lives in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at griswold@freebeacon.com

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