Fact Checking Notebook

Fact Checking:

ALEXA TOILET

Tom’s Guide is run by people who run Tom’s Hardware, which is a product review site. Seems like a reputable source because you can find the link for the original site in the Wikipedia section.

MH17

After watching both of the videos, the first video has a more reputable video. The RT (used to be Russia Today,) is viewed as propaganda tool for the Russian government. Whereas the first video includes elements that hints the Russian government was involved in the fight.

UN DANCE

According to the fact check, the video is not from 2018 but, is from 2013. Also is not about Nikki Haley or Trump. It is just about a Palestinian singer was invited to sing for the United Nations. I know this from simply Googling “Haley UN Palestinian dance” and was able to find all the information I needed.

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

According to Wikipedia, HBR is a management magazine published by Harvard Business Publishing and owns a part of Harvard University. HBR is published six times a year and has headquarters in Brighton, Massachusetts. HBR also covers a wide range of topics that are relevant to various industries, management functions, and geographic locations.


Q’s and A’s:

ALLIGATOR

Q: Are these trustworthy news sources for this sort of story? Is this story likely true? If you had to pick the best source of the two based just on what you found on Wikipedia, which one would you pick, and why?

A: After researching on Wikipedia, both are real new stories. If I had to pick the best source based on the two found on Wikipedia, I would pick the first article. I know ABC News as being a local place from my hometown so I would choose that because I am familiar with how reputable they normally are.

VOLCANO PLANE

Q: What sort of source is? How do you know?

A: After researching, I learned that World News Daily is known for publishing false news. I learned this from doing in-depth readings from Wikipedia.