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Evaluating News Sources

In this guide, you will find information, tools, and tips to evaluate and verify fact-based news sources.


Factitious was developed at the American University Game Lab.  It presents an article and you must determine if it is real or fake.  You have the option of seeing the source of the article.

Screenshot from Factitious game with instructions

Screenshot of Factitious game highlighting the "Show Source" button on an article    Screenshot from Factitious game showing the source in an article