How to Fact Check! Part 2

Okay, so you’ve got some reliable websites from which you can check claims, but those sites have a LOT of information. How do you find exactly what you’re looking for?

Popular search engines like Google or Bing allow you to search specific terms within websites, cutting right to the relevant fact checking sources.

For example, if you want to see whether that recent bear attack picture that went viral has any shred of truth to it, you might type “bear attack site:snopes.com ” to go right to results from Snopes.

You can even search through multiple fact-checking sites at once! Just separate them with an “OR” boolean marker and watch the results come in. For example, if you typed in “wild claim site:snopes.com OR site:Politifact.com,” you will only turn up articles on the wild claim from either Snopes or Politifact.

No more looking through dozens of bogus results or articles talking about the picture or headline in question. Try it out!