Thanks to the U.S. Presidential Election in 2016, Fake News has emerged as a hot topic among journalists, educators, and those concerned with the health of our democracy. Your Reference Team at Speed Library, however, is here to help and show you how to decipher between:
To further complicate matters, the problem we face today is not as simple as distinguishing between real and fake news. For example, news can be fake (see the satirical news sites The Borowitz Report or The Onion) or it can be a real news story that's just not credible. This is where your library Reference Team can help; that is, we have the requisite tools for evaluating information. In fact, our library libguides already highlight the criteria of source evaluation with the acronym TRAAP: Timeliness, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.
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