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Strategies/Techniques for Handling Hot Topics

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Conducting academic research on hot topics can be tricky. Make sure you

  • choose your sources carefully (avoid misinformation) and understand the author's intentions and/or bias.
  • stick to the facts and logic in your own argument or discussion
  • recognize the emotional aspect of dealing with controversial topics

For more information, visit the Media Literacy Research Guide.

 

How to Spot a Fake News Story - Huffington Post

Information Disorder by Democracy Digest, August 14, 2018

Types of Information disorder, venn diagram

Sites and Tools for Fact Checking

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