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Misinformation and news literacy: Home

If you want to be news literate, you need to spot misinformation. Misinformation can be:

  • Authentic material used in the wrong context 
  • Imposter news sites designed to look like brands we already know
  • Fake news sites
  • Fake information 
  • Manipulated content 
  • Parody content1

Here are some pointers to help you SIFT through information.

Infographic for SIFT

Fact checking sites

1 Definition from "Keepin' it real: tips & strategies for evaluating fake news," by the library at Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles.

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