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Fake News: Evaluating Current Events Coverage

Resources and strategies for evaluating current events coverage and finding reliable news.

UN Security Council Press Conference on Syria, 18 Dec. 2015, by US Department of State. Public domain.

Image: Adapted from UN Security Council Press Conference on Syria, 18 Dec. 2015, by US Department of State. Public domain.

Fake News

Fake news may refer to click bait, satire, misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, and other forms of inaccurate, false, or misleading information about current events.

The resources and strategies in this guide are organized to facilitate the identification of news story types, the critical evaluation of news information, and access to reliable sources of news.