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Wilson Southern Middle School Library: News & Fake News

What is Fake News?

Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity, or person, and/or gain financially or politically, often with sensationalist, exaggerated, or patently false headlines that grab attention.

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_news

FACT CHECKING SITES

1.  Media Bias/Fact Check

2.  PolitiFact

3.  SNOPES

4.  FactCheck.org

5.  Truth or Fiction

6.  Chrome Extensions

Finding Reliable Sources

Finding Valid Sources When Researching Using the C.R.A.P. method

CURRENCY

RELIABILITY

AUTHORITY

PURPOSE

*For more information, check out THIS slide show.

Can you spot Fake News?

Try playing FACTITIOUS and test your ability to spot FAKE NEWS or REAL NEWS

False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Source

Dictionary.com

Abraham Lincoln

Tips for Analyzing News Sources

Be A SAVVY News Consumer

News Sources