I honestly cannot believe I am sitting here making a post about this but I guess the times are a'changin' and it has to be said: Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Don't rely solely on one news source. And definitely don't get your information from Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg came under fire after the Presidential election for not doing more to curb fake news being disseminated on the Facebook News Feed. On Saturday, Zuckerberg finally outlined a plan to tackle fake news and made a Facebook post about the subject on his profile.
But if that's not enough, there are at least two Google Chrome extensions you can install to help assist you in identifying possible fake news stories. One is Fake News Alert which shows a bar at the top of any suspicious news website identifying it as so, and the other is B.S. Detector which works primarily within Facebook's News Feed. Neither are fool-proof so it is important to always be skeptical of anything you read and question why.
One simple rule I like following is this one: If the title of the article makes you really angry, it's possible that it's fake.