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Fake News: Information and resources on evaluating news

This research guide provides information on recognizing fake news articles and websites, fact-checking, and researching fake news.

Lesson Plans

Course: Fake News Lies & Propaganda

Lesson plans and assignments from a 7-week undergraduate course taught at the University of Michigan

Calling Bullshit: Data Reasoning in a Digital World

Online syllabus plan for a data and source evaluation course to be presented by the Information School at the University of Washington.

Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

What is the role of journalism in a democratic society, and how can we become responsible consumers and producers of news and information in the digital age?

News and News Analysis: Navigating Fact and Opinion in the Times

New York Times provides a lesson plan to help students learn how to discern fact from opinion.

Resources

Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers 

Free ebook that covers in-depth strategies for understanding, reading, and evaluating news sources. 

Center for News Literacy