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CET 413 - Environmental Science

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Think critically

How to spot fake news infographic

How to Spot Fake News


Consider the source: Click away from the story to investigate the site, its mission and its contact info. 


Read beyond: Headlines can be outrageous in an effort to get clicks. What’s the whole story? 


Check the author: Do a quick search on the author: Are they credible? Are they real? 


Supporting sources? Click on those links. Determine if the info. given actually supports the story. 


Check the date: Reposting old news stories doesn’t mean they’re relevant to current events.


Is it a joke? If it is too outlandish, it might be satire. Research the site and author to be sure. 


Check your biases: Consider if your own beliefs could affect your judgment.


Ask the experts: Ask a librarian, or consult a fact checking site. 


Source: IFLA International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

How False News Can Spread (3:41)

How to Choose Your News (4:48)

Fact Checking Websites


Washington Post's Fact Checker

Univision’ s Detector de Mentiras (Lie Detector)

AP Fact Check


NPR Politics Fact Check

Duke Reporters' Lab Global Fact-Checking Sites

SciCheck’s SciCheck feature focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy.

 FlackCheck political literacy companion site to the award-winning The site provides resources designed to help viewers recognize flaws in arguments in general and political ads in particular. Video resources point out deception and incivility in political rhetoric.

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