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Real News/Fake News: Detecting Fake News

Finding Real News/Detecting Fake News

How to Recognize Fake News

How To Recognize A Fake News Story, Huffington Post, November 22, 2016

And more Tips:

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook:  Fake News Edition  On the Media November 18, 2016

Evaluating Sources/Distinguishing Popular from Scholarly Sources

UCB Library guide to Evaluating Sources, includes tips for looking at any potential information source:

  1. Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view? 
  2. Purpose - Why was the source created? Who is the intended audience?
  3. Publication & format - Where was it published? In what medium?
  4. Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? What is its scope?
  5. Date of publication - When was it written? Has it been updated?
  6. Documentation - Did they cite their sources? Who did they cite?

See the guide for more, including distinguishing popular versus scholarly sources.

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