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Human Behavior in the Social Environment (50:910:402): Evaluating News Sources

Fall 2019 Webster ACC

Evaluating News Sources

Evaluating News Sources 


Check the Source. Confirm the Facts

Library News Resources

Before you Share


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


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