The following is a list of resources in order of use in the First Year Success Seminar Fake News: Don't Fall for It
Steinmetz, Katy. “'Fake News' Is Being Added to the Dictionary.” Time, Time, 27 Sept. 2017, time.com/4959488/donald-trump-fake-news-meaning/.
Kirby, Emma Jane. “The City Getting Rich from Fake News.” BBC News, BBC, 5 Dec. 2016, www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38168281.
Kiely, Eugene, and Lori Robertson. “How to Spot Fake News.” FactCheck.org, Annenberg Public Policy Center, 19 Dec. 2016, www.factcheck.org/2016/11/how-to-spot-fake-news/.
“How to Spot Fake News.” IFLA, International Federation of Library Associations, 27 Jan. 2017, www.ifla.org/publications/node/11174.
Otero, Vanessa. “The Chart, Second Edition: What Makes A News Source ‘Good?’” All Generalizations Are False, Wordpress, 18 Aug. 2017, www.allgeneralizationsarefalse.com/the-chart-second-edition
Perez, Sarah. “Facebook, Google and Others Join The Trust Project, an Effort to Increase Transparency around Online News.” TechCrunch, TechCrunch, 16 Nov. 2017, techcrunch.com/2017/11/16/facebook-google-and-others-join-the-trust-project-an-effort-to-increase-transparency-around-online-news/.
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
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