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How to Evaluate Information Sources
Viewers will learn which criteria to use to evaluate resources
News Literacy. Digital Resource Center. Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University. Digital Resources Center. The 14 Lessons This course pack consists of lessons that can be taught in sequence or separately and cover topics such as verification, fairness and balance, bias, etc. This material is the basis for the Coursera course (above) on news literacy.
Downes, Stephen. (2016, November 21). Post truth and fake news [Blog post]. [Stephen Downes is an Canadian educator.In 1995 he put out a website on logical fallacies that is archived in various places on the Web. See http://www.fallacies.ca/ (I hope he is being facetious about taking down satirical sites like The Onion.) ]
Williamson, Vanessa and Norman Elsen. (2017, February 8). We were the victims of fake news. [These researchers from the Brookings Institute report of a website called Center for Global Strategic Monitoring, which has been using names of research experts on articles that they did not write. These authors remind readers to look for and notice typos, grammatical errors, lack of indentifiable contact information, etc.]