Each group will investigate the following sources and learn about the following:
The source of the information - what can you learn about who is responsible for publishing this information?
Was the truthfulness of the information challenged? Was the information supported or debunked?
What steps did you take in your investigation? Cite specific sources you consulted.
Before you read the article, STOP!
Before you share the video, STOP!
Before you act on a strong emotional response to a headline, STOP!
Ask yourself: Do I know this website? Do I know this information source? Do I know it's reputation?
I - Investigate the Source
Look at what the Web is saying about the organization, not what it’s saying about itself.
Use Google or Wikipedia to investigate a news organization or other resource.
Look and see what other coverage is available on the same topic
Keep track of trusted news sources
Use fact-checking sites
How to know if a fact-checking site is neutral/credible/legitimate?
Rely on Established Media
Fact Checking is an established journalistic practice.
Journalists do it, you should, too.
Open up the original reporting sources listed in a bibliography or within the text, if present
Click through to follow links to claims
Look at the context in the original article - was the claim, quote, or media fairly represented?