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Understanding & Identifying Fake News: CRAAP Test Evaluation

#fakenews #falsenews

(from Cite This For Me, The CRAAP Test: An Easy & Fun Way to Evaluate Research Sources​ http://www.citethisforme.com/blog/2016/04/19/the-craap-test-an-easy-fun-way-to-evaluate-research-sources)

Types of Internet Sites

Government

Education

Non-Profit/ Advocacy

News

Business/ Marketing

Domain

.gov, .mil

.edu

.org

.com

.com

Publisher

Government: federal, state, and local

Educational Institutions

Non-Profit Organizations

Newspapers, News Organizations

Businesses

Restricted or Open

Restricted

Restricted

Open

Open

Open

Reliability

High

Mostly high

Can vary

Can vary

Medium

Currency

High

Can vary

Can vary

High

High

Bias

Low

Usually low

Typically high

Medium

High

The CRAAP Test Explained

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