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Fake News: Frauds and Fakes on the Internet

There are many hoaxes on the Internet Here are some web sites which appear to be real, but are not. There is also a page with information on checking out sites, and criteria for evaluating web sites.


Fake News

Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Dr. Stephanie Craft, Dr. Barbara M. Jones, and Dr. Rachel M. Magee presented a workshop at the University of Illinois on February 1, 2017. Here is a link to the recording and to the handout which accompanied the presentation:

IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) blog post on how to spot fake news. The graphic is below.

Dusquene University LibGuide to evaluating web sites:



The CRAAP test:

  • Currency
  • Relevance
  • Authority
  • Accuracy
  • Purpose