Evaluating News Sources

Identifying fake, misleading, and biased news sources.


magnifiying glass iconMisleading news and information can be difficult to spot.

Take the Should you share it? quiz to check your ability to detect news that shouldn't be trusted or shared.

Fact check: Investigate the Source

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

How to Evaluate News Sources

Evaluating News screenshotEvaluating News Sources This interactive lesson explores news sources - particularly, strategies that you can use to evaluate them. Consider these questions: What qualifies as news? Is all content published by a news agency really news? How does geography influence news coverage? What strategies should I use when evaluating news?


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

How to spot fake news infographic

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