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HOWLER Tutorials: Fake News Tutorials


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Consider the source

Click away from the story to investigate the site, its mission and its contact info.

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Check the Author

If the piece has an author, do a search to evaluate credibility. Is this person a recognized expert?

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Check the Date

Reposting older news does not mean its relevant to current events.

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Check your biases

Consider if your own beliefs could affect your judgment on this topic.

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Read Beyond

Headlines can be outrageous in an effort to get clicks. What's the whole story?

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Supporting Sources

Click links or search for any source information provided. Does the info support the story?

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Is it a Joke?

The story might be satire. Research the site to be sure.

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Ask the Experts

Ask a librarian, your instructor or a known expert or consult a fact-checking site.

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