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News Literacy: Where do you get your news?

Where do you get your news?

Today, news is often gathered from Social Media. This method of obtaining information is convenient, but it can also be dangerous. Whether you're working on a course assignment, or for your own knowledge make sure the information you're reading is real and generated by reputable organizations. 

Reputable news sites may include (but are not limited to) sources such as The New York TimesWall Street Journal, and NPR (National Public Radio). These sites are operate with the intention to inform the public, while remaining as unbiased as possible. *Please note it is impossible to for anyone to be 100% unbiased, however through research and responsible reporting news organizations can remain impartial. 

When you see news stories on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, view them with a healthy dose of skepticism. Even if it's a good friend who may have shared the post, as some fake news sites are well developed and aren't immediately identifiable as fake. Please help spread the word about fake news. If you see it, say something.

Ted-Ed: How to Choose Your News