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Evaluating News Sources

Evaluating News Sources 


Currency: Is this a recent article?

Relevance: Is the article relevant? Does the content match the headline?

Authority: Who is the author? What are the author's credentials? What is the domain of the website?

Accuracy: Is this article from an reputable and unbiased source?

Purpose: Does this article provoke an emotional response?

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Types of Mis- and Disinformation

It is vital to understand the types of fake news that exist in order to understand and combat them. Image of the 7 types of mis-and disinformation as described in the text belwo

7 Types of Mis-and Disinformation (First Draft)

Satire or Parody: No intention to cause harm but has potential to fool.

Misleading Content: Misleading use of information to frame an issue or individual.

Imposter Content: When genuine sources are  impersonated.

Fabricated Content: New content is 100% false, designed to deceive and do harm.

False Connection: When headlines, visuals or captions don't support the content.

False Context: When genuine content is shared with false contextual information.

Manipulated Content: When genuine information or imagery is manipulated to deceive.

Spotting Fake News

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