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Fake News, or Evaluating News Sources

What is it, how to tell, and how to stop it!

Fact checking news articles and political claims​

Satire - sites intended to be ironic or exaggerated

The goal of these sites is to use satire to expose, criticize, or ridicule ideas or human behaviors. They do not intend to be "real" news and make no claims that their is any truth or fact behind their stories. Unlike "fake" news sites, the purpose is to entertain, not to deliberately mislead.

Identifying Hoax Sites 

Images - tools for determining authenticity

News outlet codes of ethics and standards

One of the ways in which a news source demonstrates its authenticity and responsibility to its readers is through a publicly accessible code of ethics or standards.  A sample of various codes, mission statements and ethics handbooks are listed below.