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Debiasing and Fake News: Home

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.

What is Real?



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

Fake News

Behind the fake news crisis lies what's perhaps a larger problem: Many Americans doubt what governments or authorities tell them, and also dismiss real news from traditional sources. But we've got tips to sharpen our skepticism. Turnbull/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption toggle caption Turnbull/Getty Images/Ikon Images


Definition of Bias


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.




How do you Know it is Fake News?

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?

Checking the Facts