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.

How to do a reverse image search in Google: Link

Content For Dr. Malott's Critical Media Assignment

PowerPoint: Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining News 


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“5 Ways Writers Use Misleading Graphs To Manipulate You [INFOGRAPHIC].” Venngage, 11 Sept. 2018, https://venngage.com/blog/misleading-graphs/. Link

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Alleged Fukushima Flowers Imgur, July 2015 Link

Reverse Image search for flowers:

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

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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

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“Exclusive.” The Daily Caller, Accessed 4 Oct. 2017 Link

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“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

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