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Fake News, Detecting Bias, and Unreliable Sources

I just read a very informative article today in the Chronicle of Higher Education's ProfHacker column called "Stop the Spread of Fake News," by Lee Skallerup Bessette. In it he talks about Facebook and how a lot of people say they don't get their news from Facebook, but tend to find out things that they think is news long enough to keep alive that tasty Kool-aid of believability that spreads faster than the news that it's not true. He mentions "Mish" Zimdars' site, "False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical `News' Sites" which is a goldmine for research writing students!

Another site he mentions is "Fight with Facts, Not With Rumors," written by science fiction writer and blogger, Naomi Kritzer.  In turn, she points to another site, "          " that includes a list of 

American News X
Being Liberal The Other 98% DailyBuzzLive    
BiPartisan Report The Freethought Project   GulagBound    
Winning Democrats Addicting Info    
PoliticusUSA LiberalAmerica    
BlueNationReview Newslo   The Daily Currant    
IfYouOnlyNews Politicalo        
USUncut DailyNewsBin