Fake News?

Some Rules of Thumb from School Library Journal
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  • Check About and About me pages 
  • Interrogate urls
  • Suspect the sensational
  • Go back to the source
  • Go back to the story again (and again)
  • Think outside the reliability box
  • Triangulate
  • What exactly are you reading?
  • Check your own search attitude and biases
  • Use a little energy
  • Stop before you forward (or use)
  • Be suspicious of pictures 

A Guide to Evaluating News and Information

As information professionals, librarians are especially interested in how our society consumes news and information. Librarians around the country are putting together resources to help patrons and citizens figure out how to make important evaluations about news, information, and media.

Download the PDF from The University of Illinois for some evaluation guides. See below for a list of websites that you might find useful.  Confused by a story? Unsure if you can trust it?  We're here to help. 

Most importantly don’t forget to read freely and critically. Schlow offers a variety of print and online resources

 

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Posted 2/23/2017