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Fake News Unraveled

What is fake news?

How to Spot Fake News

NPR's Tips for Fighting Fake News

Ten Questions for Fake News Detection

Is it CRAAP?

When evaluating information sources, does it pass the CRAAP test?

Currency

Relevance

Authority

Accuracy

Point of View

See the CSU Chico CRAAP test

Fake News Busters!

Check one of these non-partisan fact-checking sites before believing, quoting, or forwarding an article:

  1. Snopes
  2. Factcheck
  3. Politifact

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You'll never believe.... why you click on click-bait.

clickbait /ˈklɪkbeɪt/ 

noun

[mass noun] informal (on the Internet) content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular web page

Source: Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.)