In light of the proliferation of fake news and just plain erroneous news, this assignment tries to give students tools and strategies for evaluating the information that comes to them via social media and other outlets. Students identify one news story and thoroughly investigate it, including using CRAAP criteria, searching for other articles on the same topic, and checking factchecking sites.
News stories to evalute were updated July 2019.
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Discipline(s):Not Discipline Specific
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License Assigned:CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA