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Fake Online Information v. Real Online Information: Fact Checking

When we search for information using a search engine, sometimes our results consist of a lot of junk! This guide is to assist you with using the CRAAP test to identify what is junk/fake information and what is real.

Fact Checking Resources

Verifying the reliability of news can be difficult. Save time! Library databases offer access to quality news from all over the world. Take a look at these databases:

National Newspapers Core : Full-text access and search capability to current and past national and international news that filters out advertisements. 

Arizona Republic : Access to local news here in Arizona.

Phoenix Business Journal : Access to business reporting relevant to the Phoenix metropolitan area and Arizona.

***Sign-in with your MEID & Password when off campus***

 

News story still questionable? These website assist with investigating stories:

Mediabiasfactcheck.com : "We are the most comprehensive media bias resource on the internet.  There are currently 900+ media sources listed in our database and growing every day.  Don’t be fooled by Fake News sources." - Mediabiasfactcheck.com

FactCheck.org :  "...nonpartisan, nonprofit 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases." - FactCheck.org

Snopes.com : "Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation." - snopes.com

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