Factcheck #1 on WordPress
Before we jump into an activity that will help you plan your next post, lets see what you were able to post for FC#1 [spreadsheet]. As we look at some of these, we should ask:
- Does the post explicitly identify a specific claim or fact from a specific source? Is it linked? Is its context described?
- Is Move 1 visible? That is, does the post detail information that came from both a fact-checking site (Politifact, Snopes, etc.) & Wikipedia?
Practicing Moves 1 & 2
Activity: Work in your group to find sources that might need some fact-checking. Complete the fields for your class’s Google Doc:
Sec 2/9:30 a.m.
Sec 3/12:30 p.m.
This will prepare you to draft your second fact-check. Follow my example.
Remember that DigiPo defines a fact as “something that is generally not disputed by people in a position to know who can be relied on to accurately tell the truth.” Given this definition, which facts on our table might be easier to check than others? What would you have to know or do in order to go about checking this fact?
Homework for next class
- Post Fact-check #2 on WordPress.
- Read Chapters 16-19 in Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers, about how to read laterally.