Last updated: January 8, 12:00 p.m. EST
Experts say the spread of false information was a major factor that led to the riot in the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Because of the rise of social media, it’s easier than ever for false and misleading information to quickly reach huge numbers of people. Part of being a good citizen means being mindful that not all the information we see on TV, the internet, and social media is true. Check out these resources to sharpen your skills at separating fact from fiction:
- Watch a video for five quick tips to help you spot false information.
- Read a story about why fake news is spreading faster than ever.
- Check out this guide to learn how to identify mistruths on the internet.