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Evaluate Sources & Identify Fake News

How to evaluate information sources and identify fake news

How to Spot Fake News

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has made this infographic with eight simple steps to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you.

 

 

Source: How To Spot Fake News created by IFLA

Types of Misleading Information

This infographic created by EAVI identifies the 10 types of potentially misleading news.

 

 

Source:Beyond Fake News – 10 Types of Misleading Information created by the European Association for Viewers Interests (EAVI)

Tools to Help you

The below tools can help you identify fake news.

 

  1. Snopes - a fact-checking resource that investigates urban legends, hoaxes, and folklore.
  2. PolitiFact - a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others.
  3. Ellinika Hoaxes - a Greek fact-checking website that investigates hoaxes.
  4. Google Reverse Image Search, RevEye (Google Chrome), InVid and TinEye are tools that help you find the original context of images or videos you see on social media or elsewhere.
  5. Quote Investigator - a website that fact-checks the reported origins of widely circulated quotes.