This guide is intended to assist student researchers identify fake news in the news, media and websites. The criteria from the International Federation of Library Associations and the C.R.A.A.P. Test Worksheets will assist with identifying fake news.
What is Fake News?
According to the fact-checking website, Politifact, "Fake news is made-up stuff, masterfully manipulated to look like credible journalistic reports that are easily spread online to large audiences willing to believe the fictions and spread the word."
Types of Fake News
Fake News and Alternative Facts: Finding Accurate News, Austin Community College LibGuide, 2018.
If you need assistance, please contact any of the SJC Librarians.
C.R.A.A.P. worksheets were originally developed at Merriam Library. California State University. Chico.