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CET 413 - Environmental Science: How to Spot Fake News

Contains library related resources to support students taking CET 413 Environmental Science

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

Politifact

Factcheck.org

Washington Post's Fact Checker

Univision’ s Detector de Mentiras (Lie Detector)

AP Fact Check

Snopes

NPR Politics Fact Check

Duke Reporters' Lab Global Fact-Checking Sites

SciCheck FactCheck.org’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 FactCheck.org. 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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