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Evaluating Information: Real News or Fake News?

A guide to evaluating information designed and created by Clark Librarians

How to Spot Fake News

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Fake News Articles

Fake News Roadshow: Science Edition

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TED Talk: How False News Can Spread

TED-Ed: How to Choose Your News

How to Identify Fake News in 10 Steps

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"News" Sites

Not all "news" sites are really news. Some are fake, misleading, unreliable, or worse. Don't count on Google to do the work of evaluating for you -- many of these "news" sites sort to the top of the results list when you search.

This list is a work-in-progress, and includes tips for analyzing news sources.

False, Misleading, Clickbait-y and/or Satirical "News Sources"

This list is being compiled by Melissa Zanders, an assistant professor of communication at Merrimack College. Read the article, "Meet the Professor Who's Trying to Help You Steer Clear of Clickbait."

FACTitious: The Fake News Game

 

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Play the fake news game! Choose "quick start" to play three rounds without creating an account.

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