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News Literacy: Resources for Evaluating News Sources

This guide was created by UA Librarians Mary Feeney, Yvonne Mery, and Nicole Pagowsky.

What is fake news?

“Fake news websites (also referred to as hoax news) deliberately publish hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation — using social media to drive web traffic and amplify their effect." (Wikipedia) Fake news websites are not merely news organizations that are biased in their reporting, nor are they tabloid news or satirical news.

Check out these resources for more information:

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