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Shepaug Valley School Library: Fake News vs. Facts

Serving the teachers, staff, and students of Region 12

Just the facts, please!
Resources to Help You Distinquish Between Fake News and Truth

Do People Believe Fake News Stories?

75% of American adults who viewed a fake news story believed it was accurate.
Read about this study.

Students Have 'Dismaying Inability to Tell Fake News from Real'
Read about this study.

Beware Fake News Sites!

The Problem with Fake News

False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical "News" Sources

How False News Can Spread

How to Recognize a Fake News Story

Source: Robins-Early, Nick. "How to Recognize a Fake News Story." The Huffington Post
     U.S. ed., 22 Nov. 2016. The Huffington Post, 
     fake-news-guide-facebook_us_5831c6aae4b058ce7aaba169. Accessed 7 Feb. 2017.

Tips for Spotting Fake News from Library Girl


Unlike regular news services, AllSides exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant.

Where Can I Verify the Facts?

Listed below are links to non-partisan, nonprofit fact-checking organizations.

How to Spot Fake News

President Obama, speaking Nov. 16, 2016, in Germany:

"If we are not serious about facts and what's true and what's not, and particularly in an age of social media when so many young people are getting their news in sound bites and off their phones, if we can't distinguish between serious arguments and propaganda, then we have problems."