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10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog
For many of us, 2016 is going down as a year to forget. Election upsets, Zika, the Syrian crisis, and unfortunately tons of fake news about all of the above and everything in between. Denzel Washington was recently quoted as saying, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” So what should you do? You want to be informed, but a good deal of the information out there is incorrect or biased. 1. Links and citations allow us to easily access, read, and explore more about the information found in the article. Many big name news sites, such as CNN, do not include links or citations, but other sites do. 2. An article without an author’s name is another red flag. 3. Do a Google search on the author’s name to find their occupation and locate other articles that the author has composed. 4. On the top or bottom of most websites, you should see a section titled “About Us.” 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. How can you prevent the spread of fake news?

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Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources - EasyBib Blog We recently posted, “10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article,” which highlighted key items to look for on a website when determining its credibility. The infographic found here summarizes the content from the blog post and students can use it as a guide when using news sources in research. Post, print, or share it with your students or others! Library Lovers' Day Get involved | Resources | Wrap up Take a look at some ideas on how to celebrate Library Lovers' Day and be inspired! #librarylove Ideas for your communication channels Encourage your patrons to spread the #librarylove by having a competition for the best social media post using the hashtag with your libraries’ twitter handle Change your library’s facebook or twitter avatar and/or banner to the avatars and banners available in the resources section below Create a digital ‘blind date’ pinterest board that links to your libraries catalogue.

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