False or misleading content presented as news and communicated in formats spanning spoken, written, printed, electronic, and digital communication.”  -Nolan Higdon, Media Scholar

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Welcome to the Erickson Library's Fake News guide. You'll find tabs at the top that will lead you to additional information with print and online resources. 

The Erickson Library is here to help you find credible and reliable information. Please feel free to call or email with any of your research questions!

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Interactive Media Bias Chart

Interactive Media Bias Chart: Become a smart news consumer by checking the bias of your news sources. 

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