What is Fake News?
Some types of fake news web sites (from OpenSources.co):
Fact Check Web Sites
There are web sites that can be used to check the validity or credibility of sites, to obtain nonpartisan information, or official government resources or data.
"Evaluating News Sources." Cornell University Library, 9 February 2018, guides.library.cornell.edu/c.php?g=620317&p=4462941.
Zimdars, Melissa. "False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources." Google Docs, docs.google.com/document/d/10eA5-mCZLSS4MQY5QGb5ewC3VAL6pLkT53V_81ZyitM/preview.
Tips for evaluating news sources:
Analyze the content of the site:
Analyze the appearance of the site:
It's a good idea to read multiple news sources to find credible information and to get a variety of viewpoints on a topic.
"The Miseducation of Dylann Roof." YouTube, The Southern Poverty Law Center, 18 January 2017, youtu.be/qB6A45tA6mE.
TEDEd view full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-false-news-can-spread-noah-tavlin