Here are a few basic questions to consider whenever you encounter a piece of media:
(Thanks to Project Look Sharp for these questions.)
The above infographic can be found at http://5304-presscdn-26-17.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/guides/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Evaluating-a-News-Article-Infographic.png
Further tips from Common Sense Media to help you spot fake news:
You might enjoy learning tricks to spot fake news. Here are a few things to watch for:
(Thanks to Professor Melissa Zimdars of Merrimack College for some of these tips.)
5 Ways Fake News Websites are Evolving, written by Craig Silverman. August 24, 2016. Published on First Draft, a project of the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center.
Scott Bedley, a teacher, started asking his students to examine seven different elements of a news article. If the information checks out on each of these points, it has a high likelihood of being accurate. Still, passing the test is not a guarantee that it’s fact.
How do you know it's Clickbait? Here are some clues to look out for:
Work on learning how not only to spot clickbait but to resist clicking on it.
Taken from: https://www.commonsensemedia.org
These resources are culled from CommonSense Media, First News, and InCntrl. Thanks to Sue Rose at Chester Barrows Elementary School for creating her school LibGuide on Fake News.