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Filtering Fake News: Helpful Tools

This LibGuide serves as an aid to the workshop Filtering Fake News at Priddy Library.

Bias of Common Media Sources

common media sources on graph by bias and accuracy

Updated in August 2018. Source:


Source: Who or what is the source?

Motive: Why do they say so? 

Authority: Who wrote the story?

Review: Read over the story carefully. 

Two-source Test: Double check everything if possible.



Currency: Is the information still current? Always check the date.

Relevance: How important is the information for your needs?

Authority: Where is the information coming from?

Accuracy: Is the information reliable?

Purpose: Why does the information exist?

The 5 W's