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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


Real or not real?

Fakeout is a game developed by CIVIX, a Canadian organization dedicated to promoting information literacy. 

To play Fakeout, follow this link. Play all the way through and watch the videos in the middle.

Can you do better than your librarians?!


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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