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Nathaniel P. Hill Library

Becoming News Literate

Just because you see the news on social media doesn't mean you should believe it.

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become major avenues for the spread of fake or biased news. Dig a little deeper to verify the information from an outside source before believing or sharing news you see on social media. The 2016 presidential election provided many examples of this phenomenon. See the examples below to understand how far reaching fake news stories can be.