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Fake News and False Information: Introduction

This guide will provide you with some strategies for identifying fake information and news.

How do you know it's fake?

Being able to identify something as fake or false can be tricky when we are bombarded with information every day and do not always have the background knowledge, expertise, or resources at hand to verify the information. Taking the time to think critically, consider skeptically, and evaluate thoroughly may be more time consuming, but is ultimately worth the effort so that we can be accurately informed. 

This guide will walk you through some strategies and resources to identify and evaluate news sources (or "news" sources, as the case may be), misleading data, and inaccurate scholarly (or seemingly scholarly) information.