Evaluating News Sources

Identifying fake, misleading, and biased news sources.

Introduction

magnifiying glass iconMisleading news sources are all too common. Be an information detective and actively question the news sources that you see.

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Fact check: Investigate the Source

How to quickly check the reliability of a news site or organization.

How to Evaluate News Sources

How to Spot Fake News from IFLA is a basic checklist. PDF version.

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Media Bias

General Source Evaluation

General approaches to evaluating information sources:

Reliability of sources tutorial screenshotReliability 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.

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