Fake News

how-to-spot-fake-news.jpgBest Practices for Reading Articles Online
Fake Or Real? How To Self Check The News And Get The Facts by Wynne Davis

     • Pay attention to the domain and URL
     • Read the "About Us" section
     • Look at the quotes in the story
     • Look at who said them
     • Check the comments
     • Reverse image search*

Pew Research Center Report: The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online - October 2017
"Experts are evenly split on whether the coming decade will see a reduction in false and misleading narratives online. Those forecasting improvement place their hopes in technological fixes and in societal solutions. Others think the dark side of human nature is aided more than stifled by technology."

Hoaxy visualizes the spread of claims and related fact checking online. A claim may be a fake news article, hoax, rumor, conspiracy theory, satire, or even an accurate report. Anyone can use Hoaxy to explore how claims spread across social media. You can select any matching fact-checking articles to observe how those spread as well.

False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satircal "News" Sources
Document created by Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College

Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world
A collection of resources, vocabulary, and best practices from Joyce Valenza, assistant professor of teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication.

The Trust Project
The Trust Project, an initiative of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara (Calif.) University, is an organization that seeks to restore trust in the media by establishing indicators of accuracy and truthfulness in news sources. The Trust Project has collaborated with news executives to develop "Trust Indicators" for identifying responsible and reliable reporting.

The #Election2016 Micro-Propaganda Machine
An examination and data visualization of how rightwing websites spread their message during the 2016 election by Jonathan Albright

*Did you know you can use Google to search for information on images? Learn how: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/1325808