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Information Literacy: Evaluating Information Sources

To avoid unwittingly accepting disinformation or misinformation,  check digital sources by "lateral reading," which is double-checking or investigating the source by either investigating the source itself, or double-checking a specific fact by looking it up in a different source or a fact-checking site (see the fact-checking page in this Guide).

Evaluating Information Sources

               how to spot fake news

The Case of Andy Ngo-- An Exercise in Evaluating Articles

Andy Ngo was in the news in 2020 after his presence at riots in Portland, Oregon. Read the three articles below, look at their images, and consider the similarities and differences among them. How would you use these three articles to create a neutral, factually accurate portrayal of Ngo?