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ENGL 1020: Fake News (Shifferd): Let's Check A Claim

Let's Check a Claim

Not sure how to start? Here's a screenshot of a questionable article. Take a look at these potential warning signs of bogus reporting.

Screenshot of an online article. Asks readers to question numerous aspects about the article and its platform, including the URL, platform links that suggest the site sells merchandise, author name and credentials, attention-grabbing headline, irrelevant links within the article, and many "facts" within the article that are half-truths, misleading, or complete fabrications.

Image and content modified from the Indiana University East Fake News LibGuide.