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What is False News?
False News is a type of journalism with the goal to deliberately misinform or spread hoaxes through print, broadcast, and social media. “False news” is not news you disagree with. There is an intent present to mislead for financial, political, or malicious gain. As the term "fake news" has become politicized, try not to use it in regards to misinformation.
The ability to tell accurate news from false news is an important skill that you'll use your entire life. This guide will give you valuable insight in telling fact from fiction online.
When evaluating online resources, it's hard to let go of our own biases. However, often False News can be used as a tool to keep those biases in check. Learning to look deeper using tools presented in this research guide is the first step. You don't have to agree with everything that you read, but sometimes making the best case you can for a perspective or argument that conflicts with your own beliefs and perceptions will help you make your own arguments better.
Chainsawsuit comic by Kris Straub, from Sept. 16, 2014
Displays news coverage from "left", "right", and "center" sources. Use with caution as the categories are generated by users and reflect public perceptions of each news source rather than any actual bias in the individual articles displayed.
This Pulitzer prize winning website is maintained by the Tampa Bay Times newspaper staff, an independent newspaper in Florida. "PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics."
FactCheck.org’s SciCheck feature focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy. It was launched in January 2015 with a grant from the Stanton Foundation.