Fake News, Misinformation & Disinformation

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Marla Beebe
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Resources to Help Identify Misinformation

By looking at the previous two tabs, you have an idea of what "fake news", misinformation, and disinformation actually are and the types of these that exist. This page will provide you with tips and resources to help you identify fake/misleading sources.

Fact-checking links

This box is a part of a guide created by KT Lowe at Indiana University East. It is located at http://iue.libguides.com/c.php?g=595482&p=4119773 and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

How to Spot Fake News

Here are a couple tools to use as you evaluate sources...


IMVAIN (Developed by Stony Brook University)

This acronym is one way to remember how to evaluate sources within the news.

I: Independent sources are better than self-interested sources

M: Multiple sources are better than single sources

V: Sources who Verify with evidence are better than sources who assert

A/I: Authoritative/Informed sources are better than uninformed sources

N: Named sources are better than unnamed sources

From the Stony Brook University Digital Resource Center at http://drc.centerfornewsliteracy.org/content/introducing-imvain