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Fake News: Identify, Evaluate, Stop: Evaluate

Learn to verify fact-based news resources for research.

Think critically about what you read

Scrutinize the News You Use

Evaluate news with these steps:

  • Check the source
  • Use the CRAAP test - Currency, Relevancy, Accuracy, Authority and Purpose
  • Check the claims in the article against a known resource that you already trust
  • Question everything. Stay skeptical
  • Evaluate the links in the article. Links should lead to verification sites

 

Evaluate Las Vegas Story

Questions to Ask

Think it through

What is the main idea of the article?

How does this article want me to feel?

Does this article provide evidence for it's claim?

Am I able to independently verify claims in this article?