It’s been 20 years since they got us talking about fact vs. fiction.
House hippos are back, and they have even more to say:
House hippos remind us to check the facts
In today’s digital world, we all have a responsibility to make sure something’s true before we share it online. The house hippos are here to give us that important reminder.
You can usually tell if a story is true or false in less than 30 seconds: check out the video showing the four easy ways to fact-check and share it with friends and family.
Four ways to tell if something is true online
Use fact-checking tools
See if a fact-checker like Snopes.com has debunked the story.
Find the source
Click on the link in a social media post to take you to the original story, so you can see if it comes from a trusted source.
Verify the source
Check Google or Wikipedia to see if the source is real and whether they have a good track record.
Check other sources
Do a search to see if other news outlets are reporting the same story.