THE NEWS: Is it information, misinformation, or disinformation?


  • QUESTIONABLE NEWS IN THE NEWS:

          Washington Post Fake News Video    PBS Misinformation Overload    

          TED: How False News Can Spread    Google Has Picked an Answer For You: Too Bad It's Often Wrong

  • TIPS FOR CHECKING THE CREDIBILITY OF and BIAS WITHIN THE NEWS:
    Evaluate the author and the information offered OUTSIDE OF THE SOURCE ITSELF. We do this by LATERALLY READING.
     
    More tips:
    • Read past the headline. Be wary of clickbait.
    • Check what news outlet published the article. Who are they? What else do they publish?
    • Be aware of bias. Word choice, omission, and placement of articles is important.
    • Click on links and sources within the article. They should exist and work.
    • Pay attention to questionable ads and pictures within or near the article.
    • Look for other sources reporting the same information. Are they also credible? Is no one else confirming this information? 
     
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