The Reality of Fake News: How to Trust a Source
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It’s challenging to tell if your website/meme/headline is credible. To help you, we’ve created a meme.
Wait! Hear us out: Information technologists have identified five criteria that can help you evaluate any news source.
Head over to your favorite new source and ask yourself these questions:
Accuracy - Does the site provide links or references to the information they cite? Do they link to credible sources?
Authority – Who’s the author? Is someone willing to stand behind the information being presented?
Objectivity – Does the content appear to contain evidence of bias? What about the ads? Are ads and editorial content clearly differentiated?
Currency – When was the information published? Are the figures, quotes, and facts current?
Coverage – Does the site seem well-maintained and -organized?
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