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A guide to finding reliable sources and evaluating the information they provide.

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fake news

 

 

 

We live in an era of information overload and what we've come to call fake news. "Frequently used to describe a political story which is seen as damaging to an agency, entity, or person...[fake news] is by no means restricted to politics, and seems to have currency in terms of general news" (https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/the-real-story-of-fake-news). This guide will help you better understand what fake news is and recognize when you encounter it. It will help you employ search techniques that garner more reliable results and evaluate those search results to find the best sources on a given topic.

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