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Cards (45)

Section 1

(45 cards)

Hoax

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a humorous or malicious deception

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Publication Date

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Usually found at the top of a webpage

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Fringe Source

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A media outlet distributing information that is significantly different from mainstream views

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.nl

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Website from the Netherlands

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Homepage

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Usually can be found by visiting the top level domain of a URL

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.ca

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Website from Canada

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Primary source

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The original document, recording, or photograph created when an event or condition was experienced

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About Us

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A good place to check for information about authority of a website

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Prolific

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producing a large amount of something

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Spin

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A biased interpretation of an event

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Journalism

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Journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information. The purpose of journalism is to provide citizens with the information they need to make the best possible decisions about their lives, their communities, their societies, and their governments.

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Credibility

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The quality of being trustworthy

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Author

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A specific person who wrote the text on a webpage; sometimes impossible to find, in which case, look to the publisher instead

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Parody

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deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.

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.co.uk

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Website from United Kingdom

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Secondary source

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Material that was created later by someone who did not experience first hand or participate in an event or condition

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Copyright Date

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Usually found at the bottom of a webpage

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.mil

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Website from the US military

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Agenda

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A goal to be achieved in influencing the audience, often referred to as a hidden agenda

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Native ad

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Sponsored content that looks like a news article (e.g., television infomercials disguised as interviews or talk shows)

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Discern

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to recognize or identify

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Satire

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The use of irony, sarcasm, and/or ridicule in exposing or denouncing the actions or vices of others, particularly politicians

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.com

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Website from a Company (commercial or money-making)

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.au

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Website from Australia

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Reliability

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The trustworthiness of a source

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Neutrality

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The state of being impartial, of not supporting either side

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Verification

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The process of assessing the accuracy or validity of something

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AP

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The Associated Press, an internationally recognized news outlet

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.de

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Website from Denmark

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Fake News

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False stories that appear to be news, spread through the internet and social media

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Bias

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A tendency or opinion for or against a particular thing, usually based on prejudice

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Last Update Date

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Could be at the top or bottom of a webpage

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Impressionable

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easily influenced or persuaded

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Authority

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The author or publisher of a website; the MOST IMPORTANT PART of website evaluation

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Mainstream media

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News outlets that both reflect and influence the opinions of a large number of people

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.edu

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College or university website

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Publisher

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Organization, company or individual that pays for a website to be online; usually found at the bottom of a webpage

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Context

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The situation surrounding an event (e.g., a speech given in the context of a heated political environment)

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Sponsored content

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Content (i.e., articles) that look like the format of the site but are actually marketing materials

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URL

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Universal (or Uniform) resource locator; Address of a website or webpage

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Clickbait

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Online material created to draw traffic to a website rather than inform an audience.

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Currency

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The date the information on a website was published

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Domain

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the "top level" of a URL; may give clues as to the origin or publisher of a webpage

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Educate

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The main goal of a website that is good for academic research is to:

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.org

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Website from an Organization (sometimes, non-profit)

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