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How to Evaluate Information Sources: Fake News Poll

Viewers will learn which criteria to use to evaluate resources

Frito-Lay Changes Color of Cheetos

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Frito-Lay Changes Color of Cheetos to Avoid Association with Trump

 

Is this true?
Yes: 2 votes (4.65%)
No: 40 votes (93.02%)
Not sure: 1 votes (2.33%)
Total Votes: 43

Trump raised military pay

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President Trump raised military pay for the first time in 10 years.

Is this information true?
Yes: 15 votes (28.3%)
No: 29 votes (54.72%)
Not sure: 9 votes (16.98%)
Total Votes: 53

Mozart vs. Beyonce

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Mozart outsold Beyonce in CDs in 2016

Is this information true?
Yes: 24 votes (50%)
No: 19 votes (39.58%)
Not sure: 5 votes (10.42%)
Total Votes: 48

Michael J Fox

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Back to the Future IV' confirmed by Michael J. Fox

Is this information true?
Yes: 4 votes (10.26%)
No: 29 votes (74.36%)
Not sure: 6 votes (15.38%)
Total Votes: 39

Child Smoking Cigarette at Soccer Game

A child was spotted at a soccer game smoking a cigarette

 

Is this information true?
Yes: 3 votes (16.67%)
No: 13 votes (72.22%)
Not sure: 2 votes (11.11%)
Total Votes: 18

Man Catches Cellphone on Roller Coaster

Man catches cellphone in mid-air on roller coaster

Is this information true?
Yes: 17 votes (85%)
No: 1 votes (5%)
Not sure: 2 votes (10%)
Total Votes: 20

Scholarly Midconduct

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Kohei, Y., Mio, I., Hitomi, T., Takumi, S., Takeshi, I., Mami, M., & ... Jun K., Y. (2017). In vitro modeling of blood-brain barrier with human iPSC-derived endothelial cells, pericytes, neurons, and astrocytes via notch signaling. Stem Cell Reports, 8(3): 634-647.

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Has this article been retracted?
Yes: 5 votes (62.5%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Not sure: 3 votes (37.5%)
Total Votes: 8
If so, why was it retracted?
honest mistake: 5 votes (45.45%)
misconduct: 2 votes (18.18%)
not sure: 4 votes (36.36%)
Total Votes: 11

Journal Quality

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M. Fahim, B. Shrivastava, A. K. Shrivastava, M. Ibrahim, R. Parveen and S. Ahmad (2017). Review on extraction methods, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of volatile oils.  Annals of Phytomedicine. 6(2).  DOI: 10.21276/ap.2017.6.2.2

Is this information reliable?
Yes: 0 votes (0%)
No: 3 votes (75%)
Not sure. Check the sites below.: 1 votes (25%)
Total Votes: 4

Bubonic Plague and Cats

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Third cat tests positive for bubonic plague in Wyoming

Is this information true?
Yes: 21 votes (72.41%)
No: 4 votes (13.79%)
Not sure: 4 votes (13.79%)
Total Votes: 29

Goldfish Attention Span

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Study: Humans now have shorter attention spans than goldfish

Is this information true?
Yes: 10 votes (66.67%)
No: 5 votes (33.33%)
Not sure: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 15

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Amazon Allows U.S. Customers to Rent Certain Textbooks

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Amazon allows U.S. customers to rent certain textbooks for a fee

Is this information true?
Yes: 14 votes (100%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Not sure: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 14

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Boy Has Over 500 Teeth Removed

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Indian boy has over 500 tooth-like structures removed

Is this information true?
Yes: 8 votes (88.89%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Not sure: 1 votes (11.11%)
Total Votes: 9

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Apple Notifies Users Over Suspicious Activity

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Apple notifies users over suspicious activity on their accounts

Is this information true?
Yes: 5 votes (38.46%)
No: 7 votes (53.85%)
Not sure: 1 votes (7.69%)
Total Votes: 13

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Woman Pecked to Death by Rooster

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An Australian woman was pecked to death by her rooster

Is this information true?
Yes: 16 votes (84.21%)
No: 2 votes (10.53%)
Not sure: 1 votes (5.26%)
Total Votes: 19

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