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Exploring the reliability of information sources including fake news and photos, and social media..
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Welcome to Fake News: Information & Resources

Resources for Evaluating Information

Welcome to the Fake News: Resources for Evaluating Information Library Guide.  There is an incredible amount of information and misinformation available; news and fake news, truth and alternative truths, viral hoaxes, and social media filters and bubbles.

How do we decide what is true? What do we share online? This guide provides tips for helping you to determine reliability of information sources. It will help you spot fake news, evaluate web sites and information, and fact-check resources. There are resources to help you determine if news items are fake... or satire, to detect fake photographs, and to understand potential problems surrounding 'echo chambers' and 'filter bubbles' in social media.

Using this Library Guide

Navigate this guide using tabs at the top of the page; work from left to right, or choose items that are of interest to you.  Topics include: 

  • Evaluate & Fact Checke, looking at the CRAAP Test
  • Fake News
  • Fake News vs Satire
  • Fake Photos (aka Fauxtography)
  • New:  Generative AI Photos
  • Social Media: Echo Chambers & Filter Bubbles
  • Library eBook Resources
  • Fake News Challenge

Feel free to download, print, and save any handouts provided on this guide. Resources are updated frequently, take time to bookmark this resource guide for later use. Archer Library guides are available online, 24/7.


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Take our 'fake news' skill poll

Poll How would you rate your skills identifying fake news?

My skills are ...

Great! I am a fake news spotting guru.: 2 votes (11.11%)
Pretty good. I know a thing or two about fake news.: 7 votes (38.89%)
Okay: I may have shared a fake resource (or two).: 2 votes (11.11%)
Not bad. I have had problems with some resources..: 2 votes (11.11%)
Rookie. I struggle with fake news resources.: 5 votes (27.78%)
Total Votes: 18


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