Information, Misinformation and Fake News

CBCPL Resources:

Misinformation & Fake News Workshop

Truth, News & Argumentation Booklist

Magazines and Newspapers online and in print

Databases research news items

Visual Representation of Bias in News Sources

News bias chart

 

This chart was originally published by Vanessa Otero. Here are links to her Reasoning and methodology.

As with all news, it is best to get your information from multiple sources. Here is an additional resource for rating the bias of news outlets AllSides Bias Ratings

Fake News is in the news these days.

No matter where you are, this term is getting tossed around, left and right, back and forth. Being a library, we believe it an important responsibility to provide resources to help evaluate the abundance of information everyone wades through on a daily basis. It is one of the important services libraries offer their physical and digital communities.

Misinformation word cloud

Articles about evaluating Information

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts from NPR

What Is Disinformation from Digital Literacy

Code of Ethics from The Society of Professional Journalists’

Evaluating Resources from the University of California – Berkeley Library

How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News  A Pew Research

Resolution on Access to Accurate Information from the American Library Association

6 tips to debunk fake news stories by yourself from the Poynter Institute, a school of Journalism

10 Journalism brands where you find real facts rather than alternative facts from Forbes

Resources from CBCPL Digital Life: Misinformation & Online News Classes

How to Spot Fake News

Check your sources:

AllSides read the same stories from three different positions

FactCheck by the Annenberg Public Policy Center

Media Bias/Fact Check One of the most “comprehensive media bias resources on the internet”

Politifact Uses a “Truth-o-Meter” to indicate validity of news reporting

Snopes Debunks myths, urban legends, misinformation, etc.

Washington Post Fact Checker Check the facts behind news stories

BS Detector – a plugin for Firefox, Chrome, & Safari