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Fake News - Strategies for Evaluating News Sources

How to Spot Fake News

The CRAAP Test

The C.R.A.A.P Test

Use this test to evaluate web sources for their reliability.

  • Currency -   The timeliness of the information
  • Relevancy - The importance of the information for your needs
  • Authority -   The source of the information
  • Accuracy -   The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the information
  • Purpose -    The reason the information exists

Source: Meriam Library, California State University Chico