What is Fake news?
"What is fake news exactly? Fake news is just as it sounds: news that is misleading and not based on fact or, simply put, fake...fake news has the intention of disseminating false information, not for comedy, but for consumption."
Source: Alvarez, B. (2016) "Public Libraries in the Age of Fake News." Public Libraries, 55 (6). Retrieved from http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2017/01/feature-public-libraries-in-the-age-of-fake-news/
Assessing the quality of the news you read is is crucial to understanding whether what you are viewing is true or not. It is up to you to do the legwork to make sure your information is good.
Source: Adapted from Huff, D. (1954). How to Lie With Statistics. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
Fact-checking websites can help you investigate claims to help you determine whether what you hear or read is true. These resources can help you determine the legitimacy of a claim, but even fact-checking websites should be examined critically.
Source: Evaluating information. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://guides.library.jhu.edu/c.php?g=202581&p=1334961.
Did you know you have access to hundreds of magazines and newspapers through the library databases? Did you know you have access to the New York Times? Use the library's resources to access quality, credible news sources and more.