Evaluating News Sources

Identifying fake, misleading, and biased news sources.


magnifiying glass iconFalse, 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.

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How to Evaluate News Sources


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

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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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