We’ve all heard the terms “Alternative Facts” and “Fake News,” but what does it all mean and who do we believe? This page contains resources to help you evaluate and fact check news sources from Buzzfeed to The New York Times.
Resources for Evaluating News Sources:
Use the questions on this handout to assess the likelihood that a piece of information is fake news. The more red flags you circle, the more skeptical you should be.
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Content For Dr. Malott's Critical Media Assignment
“5 Ways Writers Use Misleading Graphs To Manipulate You [INFOGRAPHIC].” Venngage, 11 Sept. 2018, https://venngage.com/blog/misleading-graphs/. Link
Alleged Fukushima Flowers Imgur, July 2015 Link
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Howard, Brian Clark, et al. “Are ‘Mutated’ Daisies Really Caused by Fukushima Radiation?” National Geographic News, 23 July 2015. Link
“Mutant Daisies from Fukushima?” Snopes.Com, 22 July 2015 Link
Facebook, Google Spread Misinformation About Las Vegas Shooting. What Went Wrong? : All Tech Considered : NPR. Accessed 4 Oct. 2017. Link
Broderick, Ryan. “Here Are All The Hoaxes Being Spread About The Las Vegas Shooting.” BuzzFeed, Accessed 4 Oct. 2017. Link
“Exclusive.” The Daily Caller, Accessed 4 Oct. 2017 Link
“Here’s Why It Is Disingenuous To Say Trump Is Wrong On NFL Ratings.” The Daily Caller. Accessed 4 Oct. 2017. Link
“‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Buck NFL Trend & Rise Over Last Week & 2016.” Deadline, 26 Sept. 2017 Link
Qiu, Linda. “Are N.F.L. Ratings ‘Way Down,’ as Trump Says? Not Exactly.” The New York Times, 26 Sept. 2017. NYTimes.com Link
Trump Says NFL Ratings Are “Way Down” Due To Protests. But The NFL Says They Are Up. | HuffPost. Link
Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining News by Sarah Wingo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.