Eight tips to Google like a pro
The internet is inconceivably large. Sometimes it’s easy to find the information you need, but often trying to find something specific can be overwhelming. To help you find credible information and sources with ease, we partnered with disinformation research expert Cindy Otis — author of True or False: A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News — to bring you eight tips that can help you improve your search results and zero in on what you’re looking for more quickly.
These advanced searching skills can help you work your way back to the original source of specific claims, quotes, photos and videos — a critical step in fact-checking things you’re unsure about online. This infographic features hyperlinked example searches that demonstrate exactly how your results will look when you apply our tips. Effective searching is also about eliminating results that are irrelevant or untrustworthy. Implementing these small tweaks to your online searches can make a big difference.