Research shows that 1.7MB of data is generated every second of every day for every person on the planet. Not only is this data created, it is often shared and re-shared using social media platforms. So with so much content being created and shared at any given moment, how do we identify what is real from what is fake or simply misinformed?
The below resources can help you wade through the digital information overload of today’s world and identify fake news and misinformation. Be sure to scroll down for more resources.
Ferret Out Fake News (Ebsco): Use these tips and tricks to make sure that your news or research source isn’t fake.
How to Spot Real and Fake News (MindTools): Find out what fake news is, how it spreads, and how to spot it online.
Ten Questions for Fake News Detection (News Literacy Project): Use this quick checklist to make sure you’re spreading good information to friends, family and coworkers.
News Lit Quiz (News Literacy Project): Take this 7 question quiz to test your news literacy.
It’s Getting Harder to Spot a Deep Fake Video (YouTube- Bloomberg): Learn what a deep fake is and how this new technology can impact the way you view media.
What are Deepfakes and How Are They Created? (Institute of Electronics Engineers): This article tells you everything you need to know about Deepfakes in video and audio.
Deepfakes- Real Consequences (YouTube- ColdFusion): Dive into the history and more details about how deep fakes are made in this video.