I read a good article today on NPR’s All Tech Considered, Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts. Except I figure people who aren’t schooled in figuring out the difference aren’t likely to be reading an NPR article. So I quickly put together this infographic based on the article and a... Read more ➞
Lesson plan: How to teach your students about fake news
Fact checking has its origin in the early 20th century, when magazines began to verify statements made in non-fictional texts prior to publication. This practice increases credibility and trustworthiness of articles and documents.
5 Ways to Spot and Stop Fake News. Don’t get taken in. Take a moment to think before you click - and share. Consider the source: Strange domain names or web sites that end in "lo" (like "Newslo") are signs you should be wary. Check the URL: Fake news sites will often use a web address designed to make it look like real site, ending in ".com.co" Look for visual clues: Fake news websites may use sloppy or unprofessional design and overuse ALL CAPS. Get a second opinion: If a story makes you…