It's time to test your skills! Using the worksheet below, see whether you can evaluate whether the following websites are real or if they are fake.
Use the worksheet below to help you navigate through these websites by picking up clues and information. Worksheet courtesy of the Media Awareness Network and ReadWriteThink.
Further tips from Common Sense Media to help you spot fake news:
Many thanks to the excellent resources available at CommonSense Media, especially for the article on their website posted on 3/20/2017 by Sierra Filucci. We are indebted to Common Sense Media for their high quality materials.
And for parents/families:
The following files are screenshots from Slate.com, a popular website. Let's see if you can tell news from .... well, let's see what it really is!!
We'll spend some time examining features on the first screenshot of the site, and then get into a deeper analysis with the second screenshot.