False, misleading, and biased news sources have been a problem for many years, but have received special attention recently. You need to be an information detective and actively question the news sources that you see.
Evaluating News Sources If you're like most people, you have no shortage of news articles reaching you each day. Whether retrieved via traditional channels (such as newsprint, radio or television) or shared via social media outlets, how confident are you in your ability to distinguish objective, reputable articles from those that are biased or more questionable? Test your evaluation skills in this interactive lesson.
General approaches to evaluating information sources:
Reliability of Sources discusses what makes information reliable and explores one model for evaluating reliability (CRAAP). You'll learn to point out and apply criteria that can be used to judge the reliability of information.