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Fake News: Fighting fake news

A look at what fake news is, the consequences and ways to counteract it.

Use fact checkers fights bad information. It is a team of independent fact checkers and campaigners, who find, expose and counter the harm it does.

Snopes is the internet’s definitive fact-checking resource. When misinformation obscures the truth and readers don’t know what to trust, Snopes’ fact-checking and original, investigative reporting lights the way to evidence-based and contextualized analysis.

BBC Verify is a BBC News service dedicated to clearing up fake news and false stories to find the truth. It examines the facts and claims behind a story to try to determine whether or not it is true. See also their Fake News page.

Study co-authored by Exeter Business School's Dr Mohsen Mosleh

Evaluate your information sources

Please work through this tutorial on Evaluating Information Sources




It includes the "CRAAP" test which consists of five main criteria that you can use to judge the academic quality of information:

- Currency - Relevancy - Authority - Accuracy - Purpose

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