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Evaluating News: What You Should Do
This LibGuide provides resources to help you identify fake news and evaluate news and disinformation.
This article discusses why people believe disinformation and share articles that include this type of information.
Be Aware of Filter Bubbles
Why do you need to be aware of your online "filter bubble"?
The internet is being customized to each individual. Search engine (Google, Yahoo, etc.) results and news feeds are different for each user because search engines, news feeds, and websites track an individual's demographics, clicks, opinions, "friends", and interests. Your search history data is put into algorithms used by search engines. Then, when you search, they only provide you with search results and information they think you want to see. This "filter bubble" may distort your research because it limits the information you see. You may only see one side of an issue which may lead to confirmation bias. Filter bubbles will only show you information you agree with instead of showing you information from all sides.
How can you avoid your filter bubble when you are researching using the internet? Be constantly aware of your filter bubble. Search for information from all sides of an issue. Use the online research databases provided by the TRHS LMC instead.
This browser extension identifies fake and satirical news sites, and other questionable news sources. It adds a warning label to the top of questionable sites as well as link warnings on Facebook and Twitter. It can be used on Chrome. You should still do your own evaluation.
This plugin for Chrome and Firefox fact-checkers debunk disinformation. It provides tools that allow you to quickly get information on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube videos, perform reverse image search on Google, Yandex, Bing, Tineye, Baidu or Karma Decay (for Reddit) search engines, fragment videos from platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, Daily Motion, and more.