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Truth is so obscure in these times and falsehood so established that unless we love the truth, we cannot know it. ~Blaise Pascal (17th Century)
- Read, watch, and listen to information from MULTIPLE sources.
- Don't take opinion and commentary at face value, always QUESTION assumptions.
- Check your own biases. Ask yourself WHY you feel the way you feel and remember feelings aren't facts.
- Be OPEN to different and new perspectives.
- You are entitled to your own opinions but NOT your own facts.
News Quality Graphic
While this is not a solid scientific classification, it is, nonetheless, a helpful graphic to identify the quality of news media outlets.
I would like to give credit to Joe Hardenbrook of Carroll University. Most of the information used to create this guide is from his libguide made for Carroll's Library.
Post-Truth and Related Concepts: An Introduction
Fact Checking Sites
"a nonpartisan, nonprofit 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics."
Popular site that examines hoaxes and viral stories.
"PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics."
Don't Get Spun by Internet Rumors - FactCheck.org