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Evaluating News Sources | 6 Questions

Six questions that will tell you which news to trust | American Press Institute

1. Type: What kind of content is this?

2. Source: Who and what are the sources cited and why should I believe them?

3. Evidence: What’s the evidence and  how was it vetted?

4. Interpretation: Is the main point of the piece proven by the evidence?

5 Completeness: What’s missing?

6. Knowledge: Am I learning every day what I need?


More resources:

How to Choose Your News | TED-Ed Damon Brown

How to Spot Fake News (video) |


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