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Evaluating Information in the Era of "Fake News"

This research guide is meant to help users navigate the evaluation of information and "fake news".

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About this Guide

Did you know that Fake News stories on various sides of the political spectrum were more widely shared than real news stories during the 2016 election?  Did you know that there are people who intentionally spread misinformation in order to make money?  Learn all this in more in the GCC Library's Fake News Research Guide.  This guide is filled with articles, links, infographics and resources meant to help researchers understand the Fake News problem.  It is divided into several main parts...

Getting Started: This section defines the topic "Fake News" along with related issues of "Echo Chambers" and "Confirmation Bias".  There is also a Fake News quiz along with articles and infographics to help you get an understanding of the issue.

Find In-Depth ArticlesThis section provides a wealth of articles that tackle the "Fake News" issue in depth and help to further refine and give understanding to the issues at hand.

Combating Fake News: This section provides a series of techniques, articles, and infographics that will help you find ways to both identify and prevent the spread of Fake News.

Books on Fake News: This section lists suggested books on this topic, including an open-source student fact-checking book.

Workshop Presentations: The library offers three workshops throughout each semester. We invite you to join us for these interactive workshops.

Information Diet: Using the Media Bias Chart, evaluate your information diet.

Facticious and News Lit Quiz-- Test your skills.


Upcoming Fake News Panel Discussions!

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