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Evaluating Sources: Evaluating Media/News Sources
This guide explains how to evaluate media/news sources and internet sources, as well as provides useful resources to help you critically evaluate information.
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.
Fake News: Falsehood, fabrication and fantasy in journalism examines the causes and consequences of the 'fake news' phenomenon now sweeping the world's media and political debates. McNair engages with the fake news phenomenon in accessible, insightful language designed to bring clarity and context to a complex and fast-moving debate.
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.”