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Fake News Workshop

Welcome to the FYS Fake News Library Guide!

In this workshop we will:

  • Learn about fake news and why it exists
  • Reflect on how our own opinions impact the way we evaluate information
  • Discuss and practice using criteria for evaluating information you find online

ACTIVITY: Cognitive Bias Reflection

Think about a time in your life where you came across fake news, or a time when a cognitive bias influenced your thinking.

Has a piece of news ever challenged your thinking?

What are some biases you have that might influence how you react to // interpret information?

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ACTIVITY: Evaluate News Articles

As a group, use the links below to locate & select an article.  You may also opt to use your preferred news source.


With your group, critically read/skim your chosen news article using the worksheet below. 

Be prepared to share your thoughts!