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Fake News and Click-Bait -- Sorting Through the CRAAP

03/06/2018 12:28PM

Fake News and Click-Bait -- Sorting Through the CRAAP

Does the title of this article intrigue you? It should. It has Click-Bait written all over it. Now that I have your attention, you are going to hear my point of view, whether you like it or not. Am I trying to inform you, teach you, or simply entertain you? Am I trying to sell you something? Maybe I am just trying to persuade you to see things my way. The reality is that you don't know what my purpose is until you read what I have to say. Then you will have to determine if what I am saying is Fact, Opinion, or Propaganda. That's where the Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose Test (the CRAAP Test), developed by the California State University - Chico, can help.


  • bradsky [victor bradford]
  • 05/02/2018 01:32AM
Thanks for the useful article.
My vote: opinion.
Very few articles are indisputably factual, and most propaganda is not worth pursuing beyond a few lines.
Maybe that's why science remains so appealing.