Fake news has become a serious problem. The creators of fake news are good at what they do and readers aren’t so good at telling what’s fake from what’s real.
A recent study from Stanford University (Evaluating Information: the Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning) shows that “Overall, young people’s ability to reason about the information on the Internet can be summed up in one word: bleak.” (p. 4). This was true of students at each level — middle school, high school, and college.
How can you avoid fake news? One way is by using BSC Library resources, including our databases, for your research. We provide access to thousands upon thousands of credible newspaper, magazine, and journal articles.