The 2016 Election brought to light many fake news sources.
Here is a video clip telling a little about this trend.Brian Williams Interview on MSNBCHow to Resist Fake News
Reminders when you're reading news articles or considering news sources:
1. If it shows up on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, that doesn't mean it is true.
2. Consider the source. Is it a reputable news source? Do they have a reputation as being liberal or conservative? Do they have a reputation for checking their facts?
3. Have you checked the credibility of the news from multiple sources?Some Definitions to Know Regarding Fake NewsFake News:
"A very specific kind of misinformation: fabrications, designed to look like journalism, to make money." Fake News is often "click bait to gain advertising dollars."Misinformation:
"When a story is intentionally created to deceive or fool you."Propaganda:
"is the creation of a biased or misleading story or advertisement to promote and idea, an individual in politics, or a politically motivated belief."
These definitions are from Michelle Kirschenbaum's Blog on Fake News.
Here is the link: Blog: Takeaways from News Literacy EdCamp
Kirschenbaum, Michele. “5 Takeaways from News Literacy EdCamp.” EasyBib, Chegg, 10 Oct. 2017,
While you are looking for multiple sources or reliable news sites, consider some of these: