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It's Media Literacy Week, and each day, the library will be sharing a tip to help you navigate the jungle of real and fake news stories that you encounter every day.

Media Literacy Tip #1:

You 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 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!

Librarians stand ready to talk through the credibility of news stories with you...come see us anytime, or fill out our Ask a Librarian form.