The era of "fake news" is upon us and it's time to reconsider the ways in which we consume information.

After multiple media reports documented a severe rise in incorrect articles being shared on Facebook, the platform announced its plan to break the "fake news" cycle.

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post on Saturday the company will introduce a number of measures to help with the infestation of fake news, including stronger detection, easier reporting tools, warnings and new advertising policies.

Despite this action, the spreading of false news, which even caught President Obama's attention, should be a serious wake up call to start looking outside your News Feed for factual information.

Beyond simply learning to identify fake news, there are also precautions you can take to quit relying on Facebook and distance yourself from phony articles all together.

Here are some alternative resources to help you broaden your horizons:

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