Fake News

Fake and Biased News Sources

I used these resources to help my students understand why it is so important to investigate information sources and only use news from credible resources. When researching science issues, actual peer reviewed science sources are more reliable sources of information than articles in the popular press. When other sources of information are used, whether it be TV, radio talk shows, magazines, newspapers or internet sources, it is always important to know the political viewpoints of the organizations who present the information.  It is also important to read both sides of an issue with an open mind.

https://listenwise.com/teach/events/815-hearing-from-a-fake-news-creator                (This podcast interview with a fake news creator delivers a powerful message. You will have to sign in at the Listenwise site as a teacher or student to access the podcast. Its free.)

https://weather.com//news/news/breitbart-misleads-americans-climate-change         (This article and video refutes a Breitbart article that implies  that  our climate is cooling.)

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/11/30/global-temperatures-plunge-icy-silence-climate-alarmists/    (This is the Breitbart article that the video refers to.)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3974846/Stunning-new-data-indicates-El-Nino-drove-record-highs-global-temperatures-suggesting-rise-not-man-emissions.html    (This article was cited in the Breitbart article and is another example of climate change misinformation. )

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