A good resource on fake news

Not all information is created equal. Remember: Anyone can publish on the Web. There is no editor, fact checker, or peer review process for the "free" content that is available on the visible web. The Web is the ultimate Wikipedia – anyone with Internet access can publish to it. As scholars, you must choose the best and most reliable information that meets your research needs.

This guide from the University of Washington, University Libraries provides three strategies for being a Savvy Information Consumer:

  1. Ask the 5 W Questions
  2. Perform the SMART Check
  3. Perform the CRAAP Test

Read more at the University Libraries website.

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