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2020 Election Information

Find reliable resources about where and how to vote, as well as what issues and which candidates will be on your ballot.

Fact Checking Resources

Misinformation Lexicon

What is a hoax?

What's the difference between misinformation and disinformation?

University of Louisville's Misinformation Lexicon can inform you about fake news and misleading information.

Fake News: Defined


What is "fake news?"

Fake news sources deliberately publish hoaxes, disinformation, and propaganda designed to deceive readers for the purpose of political and/or financial gain. Fake news sources often follow design conventions of reputable news media sites to make the story seem more credible, making them more likely to be shared on social media. 

Source: Hunt, Elle. "What is fake news? How to spot it and what you can do to stop it." The Guardian, 17 December 2016.


 

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Videos

PEN America is running a Free Speech 2020 campaign, which includes the KNOWING THE NEWS A Media Literacy Project.  Check this page for upcoming events and recorded webinars.

 

The videos below are from the Research Assistance and Instruction department of William F. Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville. They review critical skills for media literacy.