News: Fact or Opinion?
The internet, social media, email and texting have made it easier to spread and access news than ever before. But how do you know if what you are reading is truth, opinion or fiction? It can be difficult to tell!
Large newspapers like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are award-winning publications with excellent reputations for fact-based journalism. But it is important to know that articles expressing opinions based on solid facts can be as helpful as those which strictly report facts.
Checking facts through several different sources can help you get the most accurate information. Politifact, tinyurl.com/yd87jvej, is one example of a site with a list of strategies to help you get to the truth.
Snopes, snopes.com, is another site which can help you learn whether current events are being accurately reported by various media sources or if the information you’re seeing lacks credibility.
For more information on fact-checking, visit How to Fact Check,
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