Fake News and Critical Thinking

This guide is designed to help users navigate fake news and media bias, as well as build critical thinking and information literacy skills.

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Summary of Guide Content

Fake News or the Real Deal? - Identifying Fake News

  • Three-Step Guide to Determining Real News Stories
  • "How to Spot Fake News" Videos
  • Additional Resources - Fact Checking Sites, Known Satirical News Sources, Fake News Discussion Pieces
  • Fake News Example Screenshot - What Red Flags Look Like

Critical Thinking and Information Literacy

  • Knowing Your Information Environment Guide
  • Critical Thinking and Information Literacy Presentation
  • Spring 2022 Workshop Schedule
  • EDHE 202 - Class Materials, Exhibit Activities, Knowledge Test

Visit Our Fake News Exhibit!

On Display at the J.D. Williams Library through Spring 2022
2nd Floor Hall Case
Also Available on eGrove

Our Favorite Fact-Checkers

Snopes PolitiFact AllSides
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Monitor news stories for outdated information, content that originated as satire, misquoted statements, and more. See how news stories can be broken down to true, half-true, or totally fabricated elements. View three news stories at once to see how organizations with different biases treat the same issues.