The excellent ebook Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers recommends four moves or strategies you can follow whenever you encounter a claim you would like to check.
Image authenticity and prior use
Recognizing photomontage or modified photos
Memes are images, videos, text, usually ironic or satirical, that becomes viral. These two tools help you track the creation and diffusion of the most well known viral memes.
Not all scientific journals are the same. One way to check whether a scientific journal is worthy of trust is to check its impact factor, which is based on how many citations a journal's articles receive from articles in other established journals. Several tools rank journals, including:
Much of the content on this page comes from Poynter's International Factchecking Network's Guide to Fact Checking and Verification for Students as well as UNM Librarian Amy Jankowski's Sustainability Libguide. Thanks!