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.