There are plenty of instances when sensational but false news spreads as if it’s real, even if it isn’t. If you’re ever suspicious of information, you have a few ways to check. You can look at a well-known and reputable fact-check site such as FactCheck.org. If you can’t find it there, there’s a simple rule to follow: Don’t trust sources you don’t recognize or are known to be untrustworthy. Try to corroborate the story with a reputable, major news source.