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How to Spot Fake News article
How To Spot Fake News
This article from factcheck.org lists the steps to take to verify if an article is true or not.
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Defining Confirmation Bias
In this video from Facing History and Ourselves, reporters and media professionals define the term “confirmation bias,” and discuss its effect on how people approach and evaluate news and other information.
How to Spot Fake News
IFLA Fake News Infographic
Based on the FactCheck.org’s article below, IFLA has made this infographic with eight simple steps to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you.
- Consider the source
- Read beyond the headline
- Check the author
- What are the supporting sources?
- Check the date
- Is it a joke / satire?
- Check your biases
- Ask a librarian or consult a fact-checking site.
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