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Fake or True? Evaluating Sources: ESCAPE!

How do you know what's "fake" or reliable information? Take some tips from this guide to help you decide.

ESCAPE!

The ESCAPE acronym -- Evidence, Source, Context, Audience, Purpose, Execution -- provides a useful framework when considering whether a source is credible or not. No single question here stands on its own -- it's important to consider the full picture of what you're looking at. Don't forget that a librarian or your professor can always help you distinguish between what's credible and what's not.

 

NewseumED (2020). E.S.C.A.P.E. Junk News. NewseumED. https://newseumed.org/tools/lesson-plan/escape-junk-news