In the age of fake news, who checks the facts? Sorry. It’s you. From Medium:
No matter what media stream you depend on for news, you know that news has changed in the past few years. There’s a lot more of it, and it’s getting harder to tell what’s true, what’s biased, and what may be outright deceptive. While the bastions of journalism still employ editors and fact-checkers to screen information for you, if you’re getting your news and assessing information from less venerable sources, it’s up to you to determine what’s credible.
I like this idea. Read laterally, not vertically.
In the same way hiking in unfamiliar terrain without orienting yourself on a map would be a huge waste of time and energy, so is going deep into a story or unfamiliar site before you know who is supplying the information and what their stance is.
That could also mean going for multiple sources of news. If your daily diet is MSNBC or Fox News or any single source, you’re doing it wrong.