There is plenty of credible information available to you, but you need to learn how to find and read it. Research shows that “social media posts on Twitter and Facebook differ from the actual content of their linked news articles, finding that social media comments regularly misrepresent the facts reported in the news” (Anspach & Carlson, 2020, p. 697).
8 Tips for Recognizing Fake News
Find out more on the library’s How to Spot Fake News guide and get links to fact-checking websites.
Anspach, N. M., & Carlson, T. N. (2020). What to Believe? Social Media Commentary and Belief in Misinformation. Political Behavior, 42(3), 697–718. https://proxy.umpqua.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=145258670&site=eds-live&scope=site
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