Consider the Source
Activity #1 Consider the Source
Look at the list of headlines and sources below. Which are fact-based news and which are fake news?
1.United Airlines Passenger Given Parachute and Ordered to Leave Plane Mid-Flight Source: Real News Right Now
2.Charlottesville Killer Was Hillary Supporter, Funded by Soros Source: YourNewsWire.com
3.Singer Celine Dion Says: "I Can't Even Look At An American Flag Any More, I Hate This Country." Do You Support Her? Source USADailyNewsPosts.com
4.South Korea Plans 'Decapitation Unit' to Try to Scare North's Leaders Source: New York Times
5.Study: Majority of Americans Fantasize About Other Countries During National Anthem Source: The Onion
6.Minnesota University Teaches Philosophy Through Harry Potter Source: Associated Press
Fact Checking https://youtu.be/nBhx3p9kbW0
Great Sites to Check for Accuracy
Activity #2 It's Just Not That Hard to be Accurate
Put these headlines into a search engine, how long does it take you to determine the accuracy? Which are true and which are false?
1. Marilyn Manson Dies from Injuries Sustained during Show |BREAKING NEWS
2. Man Arrested After Selling Farts In Jars Without A Vending License
3. Eating Alligator in New Orleans Could Help Save the Wetlands of Louisiana
4. Five-foot long tapeworm came 'wiggling out' of man's body after he ate sushi
Now for your final test. Can YOU spot Fake News?
Activity #3 Take the Factitious News Quiz