This chart contains a variety of questions that you should ask yourself when evaluating books, periodicals, and web sites based on five main criteria.
|Criteria||Questions to Ask Yourself When Evaluating:|
|Point of View (Bias)||
Coronavirus Misinformation Center (NewsGuard Technologies, Inc.)
Founded in 2018, NewsGuard is a for-profit venture that assigns a nutrition label assessment – and ultimately a color coded rating - to digital news sources.
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"Fake News" has become a highly charged phrase in the current U.S.political discourse and debate. While you need not agree 100% with some opinions implied by this chart, Colorado Patent attorney, Vanessa Otero, received some notable attention with her highly detailed attempts to map out specific news (i.e., journalistic) sources- across a spectrum of trustworthiness and reliability. For context on her reasoning behind this chart, which is certainly opinionated, visit her blog post entitled:
SU Libraries Credo Information Literacy Tutorials also offer a short (5 min) video module on "How to Identify and DeBunk Fake News"