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News Literacy: Resources for Evaluating News Sources: Home
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.
A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania that monitors accuracy of "what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases."
While a news source may come from a reliable database, it is still important to critically evaluate the content. Peer-review and other forms of checks and balances make it more difficult for false information to get through, but these are not perfect systems.
Find news from U.S. and international newspapers, television and radio broadcasts, newswires, and blogs, as well as business profiles, patents, and legal research.
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