Trace the source. Trace claims, quotes, and media to the original source to reveal original context.
Assimilation- The process where the sharer of information chooses what details to omit or emphasize based on what the sharer believes is the main theme or most interesting parts of information.
Fact-checking site - Typically unbiased non-profit sites devoted to debunking false and verifying true claims and viral stories.
Leveling- The process where details are left out as information travels further from its source.
Sharpening- The process where small details are added or emphasized to create more impact as information travels further from its source.
Fact-checking sites are often nonpartisan, nonprofit websites that try to increase public knowledge and understanding by fact checking claims to see if they are based on fact or if they are biased/not supported by evidence.
Here is a list of selected fact-checking sites you may find useful: