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Online tools can be helpful, but nothing is more important than developing your own ability to think critically about news and information sources. Still unsure of what questions you should ask when evaluating a news report? The Indiana University East Campus Library has provided an excellent example of how to evaluate a news claim from an online source. In the example below, see how the IUE Campus Library evaluated a claim that the earth is hollow.
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Indiana University East Campus Library. (2017). Let's check a claim. Retrieved from http://iue.libguides.com/fakenews/claim
William H. Hannon Library. (2017). Tools for verifying. Retrieved from http://libguides.lmu.edu/c.php?g=595781&p=4121899
WNYC. (2013). Breaking news consumer's handbook: Fake news edition [Online image]. Retrieved from http://www.wnyc.org/story/breaking-news-consumers-handbook-pdf/
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