As you engage with sources and information, you must be a critical consumer! As you identify the reliability/bias of each source, you will be able to answer these questions more quickly.
Ask yourself questions about each source:
One way to identify bias is the practice of lateral reading which involves opening up more browser tabs to find additional information about the source you are reading. The video below explains why this is a valuable practice with useful examples.
Need a quick reference to check for bias? These "bias-checking" sites periodically review the news from a source to evaluate for bias and give it a rating from liberal to non-partisan to conservative.