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Is the article missing citations, references, or links?
Is the author's name missing?
If the author's name is listed, are they a trustworthy individual?
Are there spelling or grammatical errors found in the text?
Are there any direct quotes that are used incorrectly or taken out of context?
Can you find a similar article on the internet?
Does the headline not match the content of the article?
Pay attention to domain and URL
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Look at the quotes in a story
Look at who said them
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