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Can You Spot Fake News? Critical Evaluation of Information

News, opinion and entertainment are increasingly intertwined, especially on social media.

From satirical to fake news sites, information saturation has reached a critical point. How do you tell fact from fiction? How do you know who to believe?  

These resources help focus on critical analysis with online and print materials.

NPR reports on a recent study conducted by Stanford University, which reveals that students have a difficult time identifying fake news.
TECHTIPS Newsletter [December 2016]

Joyce Valenza created this fantastic tool kit to help students (and adults) distinguish fake news, hoaxes and bias in news articles. This blog entry is packed with information and resources.

These on-demand modules written by Dr. Carl Heine from the 21st Century Information Fluency Project, target strategies and techniques used to determine the credibility of information. Appropriate for middle school to graduate school.

Nell K. Duke shares tips to help evaluate web sources. Though aimed at a K-12 audience, the information is relevant at all age levels.

Kathy Schrock provides a wealth of resources aimed at teaching people how to evaluate information sources. Geared toward K-12

Compound Interest created this infographic to help readers spot articles based on bad science.

Melissa Zimdars, a university professor, provides concrete steps for analyzing websites. 

Lori Robertson and Eugene Kiely of provide helpful information on how to spot fake news articles. “monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.”

Snopes aims to debunk urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors and misinformation.
TECHTIPS Newsletter [December 2016]

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