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Fake news, alternative facts and misinformation workshop

Tips for Evaluating News Sources

Overview

An outcry over the influence of fake news in many current events underscores the importance of being able to distinguish credible news sources from the deliberately misleading. There are a variety of methods to determine the credibility of various news sites, and coming up with a checklist of things you can do to evaluate the sites and the claims people make is a method that can be used to simplify this complex task.  In addition, there are several fact checking sites out there that can help provide more complete information on a topic.