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COMM2630: Public Speaking : Fake News
Honors, Expert to Novice
Dealing with Personal Bias
The Backfire Effect
A posting from journalist, David McRaney's blog called, You Are Not So Smart, about what happens when our beliefs are challenged by contradictory information.
Confronting Confirmation Bias: Giving Truth a Fighting Chance in the Information Age
Article by Alan C. Miller originally published in Social Education (2016) that discusses recognizing personal bias and the importance of teaching News Literacy.
Julia Galef: Why you think you're right -- even if you're wrong
Looking at the Dreyfuss Affair Julia Galef examines the mindsets that determine how people view the world. 12 minutes.
Sources for Fact Checking
This news service looks at news from various perspectives to enable readers to get the complete picture.
Easy to use website that looks at the facts behind fake news stories. A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) is a media watch group that advocates for greater diversity in reporting. Provides in-depth analysis of news stories.
Hoaxes is a section of The Intersect, a blog from the Washington Post that looks at internet culture.
Media Bias Fact Check
Tracks over 1000 news sources and identifies bias. Includes a list of fake news sources as well as satirical sources.
PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by politicians. Sponsored by staff from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida,
Snopes.com defines itself as "the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation."
Ratings of News Media
All Sides Bias Ratings
Survey that identifies leanings of Authors, News Media, ThinkTanks/Policy Groups.
Poll: Majority Find Major Media Outlets Credible
Results of a poll by Morning Consult that compares consumer opinion of major news sources.
Which News Organization is the Most Trusted?
The Pew Research Center published the results of this report in Oct. 2014.
How Often is Fake News Viewed?
Find more statistics at
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