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Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers
Updated Resources for 2021
1. Why This Book?
2. Four Moves
3. Building a Fact-Checking Habit by Checking Your Emotions
4. How to Use Previous Work
5. Fact-checking Sites
7. Go Upstream to Find the Source
8. Identifying Sponsored Content
9. Activity: Spot Sponsored Content
10. Understanding Syndication
11. Tracking the Source of Viral Content
12. Tracking the Source of Viral Photos
13. Using Google Reverse Image Search
14. Filtering by Time and Place to Find the Original
15. Activity: Trace Viral Photos Upstream
16. What "Reading Laterally" Means
17. Evaluating a Website or Publication's Authority
18. Basic Techniques: Domain Searches, WHOIS
19. Activity: Evaluate a Site
20. Stupid Journal Tricks
21. Finding a Journal's Impact Factor
22. Using Google Scholar to Check Author Expertise
23. How to Think about Research
24. Finding High Quality Secondary Sources
25. Choosing Your Experts First
26. Evaluating News Sources
27. What Makes a Trustworthy News Source?
28. National Newspapers of Record
29. Activity: Expert or Crank?
30. Activity: Find Top Authorities for a Subject
31. Verifying Twitter Identity
32. Activity: Verify a Twitter Account
33. Using the Wayback Machine to Check for Page Changes
34. Finding Out When a Page Was Published Using Google
35. Citation Rates
36. Using Google Books to Track Down Quotes
37. Understanding Astroturf
38. Searching TV Transcripts with the Internet Archive
39. Treating Google's "Snippets" with Suspicion
40. Using Buzzsumo to Find Highly Viral Stories
41. Finding Out Who Owns a Domain
42. Avoiding Confirmation Bias in Searches
43. Promoted Tweets
44. Finding Old Newspaper Articles
45. Using the Facebook Live Map to Find Breaking Coverage
46. Image Descriptions
47. "Fact-Checking Sites" Image Descriptions
48. "How to Use Previous Work" Image Descriptions
49. "Go Upstream to Find the Source" Image Descriptions
How DigiPo Defines a "Fact"
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Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers by Michael A. Caulfield is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.