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How to Spot Fake News 

The Mid-term elections will be here next Tuesday. I hope that everyone gets out and votes!

With the upcoming elections, we have seen more “fake news” popping up. So, when I saw this article from one of my favorite blogs, The Hustle, I had to share. . .

“Luckily, there are some tricks to spotting the fake stuff
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists offers a list of questions you should ask yourself before believing anything you read — aptly named the “CRAAP” test:

  • Currency: When was it published?
  • Relevance: Is it created for the right audience?
  • Authority: Who wrote it?
  • Accuracy: Is the evidence backed up with data?
  • Purpose: Why was this created and is there an underlying bias?

And lastly, 99 times out of 100, a story about a cinnamon roll can exploding inside someone’s butt probably isn’t true.”


 

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