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Methods and Techniques of Social Research (50:920:301): Evaluating News Sources

Spring 2020

Evaluating News Sources

Evaluating News Sources 

Currency.Relevance.Authority.Accuracy.Purpose

Check the Source. Confirm the Facts

Library News Resources

Before you Share

CHECK IT BEFORE YOU SHARE IT

A bit about CLICKBAIT

VERIFY: Are there links to other sources to back up the facts? Does the information appear on other news sites? 

EMOTION: What emoji does it make you want to use. Fake news is designed specifically for an emotional response.

AUTHORS: Google the author. What else have the written? Are they expert or an authority? Who is paying them?

SOURCE: Check the URL. What is the source's intent? Ads? Links to other sources? 

 

Check your Knowledge

Spotting Fake News

Factcheck

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