Evaluating Fake News

As users of the internet and social media it is important to be aware of the validity and accuracy of online information and if it is appropriate for use and/or sharing in a classroom setting.

This page contains resources to help the internet user determine if online information is accurate.


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How to Recognize a Fake News Story Link (The Huffington Post)


On the Media Podcast Fake News Edition Link
The On the Media Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Fake News Edition website features Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College. Here is a link to the list of resources Melissa Zimdars compiled, tiled False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources and/or Link to Pdf Version


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Resources for Evaluating Fake News and Images
Fact Checker(Washington Post)
Snopes(Snopes.com)
Fact Check.org(Annenberg Public Policy Center)
Tin Eye(Reverse Image Search)

More Resources for Evaluating Fake News
Digital Resource Center(Center for News Literacy)
Newseum Ed (Lesson Plans, Artifacts, Case Studies)
Ten Questions for Fake News Detection (Digital Poster)
Lesson Paths - Evaluating Fake News (Used in Internet for Educators Online Course)

TED Ed Blog Posts
How to Tell Fake News from Real News
Fact-checking 101
10 Tips for Talking about News, Politics, and Current Events in Schools

Some Multimedia Resources
PBS NewsHour - How Media Literacy Can Help Students Discern Fake News
TED Talk - How Fake News Does Real Harm
TED Talk - The How (and Why) Russia Hacked the US Election
TED ED - How False News Can Spread (animation)
TED ED - How to Choose Your News (animation)
Podcast - Radio Boston Mass. Professor's List Of False, Misleading News Sites Goes Viral
Podcast - NPR 1A - Fact or Friction
Podcast - NPR 1A - Some Real Talk on Fake News
Podcast - NPR 1A - Has America Lost Its Mind?
Podcast - NPR 1A - Fighting for the Facts: How to Tell What’s News and What’s Fiction

Google Slides - Impact of Fake News on Teaching and Learning
Presentation was given as part of a Fake News Panel on September 27, 2017 co-sponsored by the LWV Central Delaware County and AAUW Eastern Delaware County Branch.