1. It can't be verified.
2. Fake news appeals to emotion.
3. Authors aren't usually experts.
4. It can't be found anywhere else.
5. Fake news comes from fake sites. Did your article come from abcnews.com.co? Ore mecola.com? Realnewsrightnow.com? These and a host of other URLs are fake news sites.
--Borrowed, with permission, from the Campus Library of Indiana University East.