Consuming news critically – Questions for Artists, Writers, Entrepreneurs, Students, Activists…Everyone.

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More information is available from more people and places than ever before.  On the other hand, not every source of news and information is credible, and some things posted as news are intentionally misleading or flat out false.  Most of us think we can spot fake news quickly, but when you are laying your reputation on the line as a creative, an entrepreneur, or a student, it’s worth taking time to ask some serious questions.

Take the time to know more about the information you use.

How to Spot Fake News graphic

How to Spot Fake News

More sites about fake news and fact-checking:

IMVAIN from Center for News Literacy

Six Questions from the American Press Institute

FactCheck.org from Annenberg Public Policy Center

PolitiFact

 

Graphic: “How to Spot Fake News” by International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) is licensed under CC by 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Image: “Bailey Puggins the Newsie” by DaPuglet is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

 

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One thought on “Consuming news critically – Questions for Artists, Writers, Entrepreneurs, Students, Activists…Everyone.

  1. A another source you can look at for fact checking is Media Bias/Fact Check. But if you don’t trust fact checking sites, the best thing you can do to look around with the news you get. Be skeptical, check the publisher, the author and sources. And don’t easily trust any sources and look out for blatantly conservative or liberal sources. You can tell by the way how a news website talks about a certain topic.

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