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This guide explains how to evaluate media/news sources and internet sources, as well as provides useful resources to help you critically evaluate information.
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, fake news is defined as “false stories that appear to be news, spread on the internet or using other media, usually created to influence political views or as a joke.”
The Anatomy of Fake News offers the first historical examination of fake news for the purpose of creating effective critical news literacy. Higdonemploys a critical-historical media ecosystems approach to identify the producers, themes, purposes, and influences of fake news. The findings are incorporated into an invaluable fake news detection kit.
The media and political landscapes are littered with untrustworthy sources and the dangerous concept of "fake news." Bartlett presents actionable tips and tricks for reading critically, judging sources, using fact-checking sites, avoiding confirmation bias, identifying trustworthy experts, and more.