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As protests over various policies from the new administration continue around the US, Haggerty Library feels compelled to address a term floating around out there, loose.
“Fake news,” as it is commonly known, means, depending on who’s talking about it, news stories that are hoaxes, or news stories that are hated by certain people. They go viral and it’s hard to track down their origin. Often they are fabricated for, yes, money. Dudes in other countries have created a whole unsavory industry around this.
Whether it goes by fake news, hoax, or propaganda, Haggerty Library can help you evaluate potential sources in any arena.
It’s called the P.A.R.C. Method, and you can find out more on handouts in the library and on our My Mount Mary page. Head there now. Stay aware out there!