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Top Tips to Spot 'Fake News'

How to spot fake news: Consider the source. Check away from the story to investigate the site, its mission and its contact info. Check the author. Do a quick search on the author.Are they credible?Are they real?Check the details. Reporting old news stories doesn't mean they're relevant to current events. Check your bias. Consider if your own beliefs can affect your judgement. Read beyond. Headlines can be outrageous in an effort to get clicks. What's the whole story? Supporting sources.  Click on the those links. determine if the information given actually support to the story. Is it a joke? If it is too outlandish it might be satire. Research the site and the author to be sure. Ask the experts. Ask a librarian or use a fact-checking site.

Spotting Fake News

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TEDxDartmouth 2011- Hany Farid: What's a Picture Worth?

Hany Farid, Professor of Computational Science at Dartmouth College, shows us that pictures are not always to be trusted and the human eye is the least equipped to tell the truth.

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TED Talk: Fake videos of real people - and how to spot them.

Computer scientist Supasorn Suwajanakorn shows how he used AI and 3D modeling to create photorealistic fake videos of people synced to audio, and discusses both the creative and more negative ethical implications of the technology.

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