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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 -  

and the longer (23 min) version:


Deep Fakes:

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


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: