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Evaluating News Stories: Evaluating a news article

Fake news is a complex and growing problem for anyone doing research. This guide accompanies Dr. Johnson's COM 10 class

How do I tell if it is Fake News

Conspiracy Theories:

What is QAnon -  https://www.bbc.com/news/53498434  

and the longer (23 min) version:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csws70

 

Deep Fakes:

very important TedTalk on the threats and consequences of the artificial intelligence on the world:  DeepFakes

https://www.ted.com/talks/danielle_citron_how_deepfakes_undermine_truth_and_threaten_democracy

 

How can I tell if a news report is real?

It is not easy to tell if a report is real, sometimes even legitimate news sources get fooled and repeat a fake news story. And the people that make up the stories are getting better and better at making their fake news look legitimate.  Here is an infographic from EasyBib that gives you some points on evaluating a news article: