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Fake news sites designed to trick you
3 minute video from CNN Money, Nov. 2016
Where does fake news come from?
Test yourself! Are these stories credible?
Protect yourself from lies and hoaxes with these steps:
1. Take a second look! Watch for these red flags
- strange web address (example abcnews.com.co)
- no listing of the source of the picture or information
- logic-defying pictures or text
2. Do a web search to find other sources for the story. But be careful! There may be lots of sites that link to the original fake site, so unless you find the story in a trusted site, keep investigating.
3. Look for the story in a trusted fact checking site. (See below.)
5. Look for the story in a trusted news source. (See next tab.)
6. Use your own critical thinking skills. Does this story really make sense?
Fact checking resources
Looks at the treatment of the same current news stories and issues from media sources considered conservative, centrist, and liberal. Helps readers identify bias and avoid polarization.
FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
Media Bias Fact Check
Resource for determining media bias through research and consumer opinions. Media Bias/Fact Check also provides occasional fact checks, original articles on media bias and breaking/important news stories.
Nonpartisan, Washington-based political journalism organization that serves as the one-stop shop for the fastest, most in-depth coverage of the White House, Congress, politics and policy.
Nonpartisan that evaluates the accuracy of claims made by US political officeholders, candidates, consultants, advisers, special interest groups, and pundits.
The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
7 Types of Mis- and Disinformation
From Information Disorder, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Tips for detecting fake news
From the International Federation of Library Associations
Four Moves and a Habit
Use the Four Moves to help discern truth when using the web. From "Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers"