How to Tell News Fact from Fiction, Even During a War – The Wall Street Journal

The challenge of determining the credibility of online news has gotten a lot harder. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, unfolding in real time on traditional and social media, has demonstrated that anyone can be misled.

A media professor publicly put himself in the penalty box after retweeting a pair of out-of-context photos on Ukraine, as well as a false report on Russia’s progress into Kyiv.