The ability to evaluate news sources is a critically important skill. Learn how to separate fact from
fiction, and fact check like a pro using the tools curated by the Deschutes Public Library.
News stories are commonly shared on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube.
According to the Pew Research Center, a majority of Americans get their news from social media sites,
which can make it difficult to determine the credibility of sources.
A 2016 study by the Stanford
History Education Group (SHEG) revealed 80% of students were unable to differentiate between a news story and paid advertisements,
and overlook blatant evidence of bias in the news they view. Our “capacity for online civic reasoning is at risk,”
states SHEG Director, Sam Wineburg.
Evaluate before you click and share.
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