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Introduction to Sociology (50:920:207): Evaluating News Sources

Spring 2017 Osuji

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? 

 

Spotting Fake News

Factcheck

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