As popular sources, news media and social media must be carefully evaluated for credibility, accuracy, and bias, and well as cross-checked against the reports of other sources.
TOP TIP: Use different tools for accessing and filtering news.
- fact-checking tools — to evaluate the truth of political statements and ideas widely reported in mainstream media.
- news aggregation tools — to curate the news of media sources you select — and develop a reading routine for current events.
- Social media feeds — to stay current of breaking news topics. Begin with Vic High Library’s curated Twitter feeds of reliable popular news sources. However, as with any popular news source, however, be careful of bias and always cross-check with other sources for accuracy.
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