What is fake news? It isn't simply news that you disagree with. It comes in many forms that often overlap.
Adapted from Melissa Zimdars' categories in False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources.
Although nothing can replace your own careful evaluation, these tools can help you determine whether a news source is reliable.
Fact checking websites can help you determine whether some claims found in the news are true. The following are some of the most widely respected and trusted fact checkers.
Is this fact or friction?
Help stop the spread of fake news: Think before you share!
In addition to general strategies for evaluating sources, the infographic below provides evaluation strategies specific to news sources.
Infographic created by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.
Help stop the spread of fake news on Facebook by reporting it for review.
Evaluate one website from each group using the provided handout. Do both options in Group 3. Assign points to each question and then total your points. Did this exercise change your mind about a site you visited?
Share your outcomes with the group.