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This guide will assist students in distinguishing legitimate news from fake news while challenging the CRAAP test. "Popular evaluation tests like the CRAAP test can help students and patrons catch egregious examples of fake news.

Definition of Bias

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By definition, the word bias  is an inclination of temperament or outlook; especially :  a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Theoretically, news outlets should behave objectively, that is without bias, but complete objectivity is difficult to achieve. Often news stations have a bias.

 


 

 

Articles on Bias

Keeping Up with ...  Debiasing and Fake News

American Library Association, November 15, 2017.

Some See Media Bias. But "the Enemy"? Not Quite.

What is Confirmation Bias?

What is Real?

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This guide introduces you to the concept of bias and fake news and provides tools for evaluating information.

How do you Know it is Fake News?

Checking the Facts

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