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Evaluating Information: Fake News

Learn how to evaluate information retrieved online.

Satire - News Sites

the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.

"satire". Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 13 Sep. 2017. <>.

Spotting Bogus Claims


The source is known to be shady

Other stories from source are incredulous

Reputable News Sites Aren't Carrying It

It Predicts a Future Disaster

It Reveals a Cure for a Major Illness

The Website Carries a Disclaimer

The Story Is a Little Too Funny or Interesting

A Poll is Featured

The Website Has an Odd Domain Name

The Story Makes You Angry

Melanie Radzicki McManus "10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Story" 8 September 2015. <> 26 January 2017