Media Literacy Tip #1: Snopes.comYou probably run across news stories on a fairly regular basis that sound a little iffy or questionable. One great way to gauge how credible these stories are is to check a website called snopes.com.
Snopes.com has been around since 1994 and is a trusted resource for fact-checking news stories and viral content. Read more about Snopes.
Here's a timely example of a news story that Snopes has debunked:
Big collective sigh of relief!
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