Fake news is not only not real, but it is a purposeful fabrication of information with a malicious intent. Those who create fake news hope to mislead and misinform the public, and are usually motivated by political or monetary gain. Compounding the problem today, unlike anytime in the past, is that news can be spread within seconds, and in great volume, around the world, leading many people to not critically evaluate what they are being told. Asking yourself the questions below can help you detect fake news. If the answers you find after asking yourself some of these questions seem unsatisfactory, you may be looking at a fake news site. If you have are having doubts about the validity of a website, talk to a librarian. They can help you sort out fact from fiction.