Fake News Filter

Is there a good chance that what you're reading is fake news? Ask yourself the following questions and if the score is high, it probably is! This methodology is also useful for estimating a numerical rating of a piece of journalistic work.

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Fake News Filter

Is there a good chance that what you're reading is fake news? Ask yourself the following questions and if the score is high, it probably is! This methodology is also useful for estimating a numerical rating of a piece of journalistic work.

news, journalism, politics, fake news

Fake News Identifier Filter Disclaimer: This is just brainstorming. Draw no conclusions.

(Any score over 5 is probably fake news)

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Is the source anonymous? 9 9

Is the source a disgruntled current or ex-employee? 5

Is only one of CNN and FOXNews confirming the facts? 9 9

Is it too "on the nose" perfect to be real? 7 7

Is a correlation being treated as causation? 6

Is it still the "fog of war" phase? 8

Is it too "Man bites dog" unbelievable to be true? 8 8 8

Is it only covered by lesser-known news sites? 9

Does the journalist have a grudge against the subject? 5 5 5

Are you still waiting to hear the other side of the story? 7

Does the story give a percentage without the raw numbers? 3

Does the story give raw numbers without percentage context? 3

Does the story's source have ties to relevant industries 3 3

Is the story's source a serial debunker selling a book? 5

Is the story's source politically active? 4 4 4

Is the primary evidence a video? 5 5

Is there an ordinary explanation that is far more common? 8 8 8

Total 104 41 16 26 0 0

Conclusion Super Fake Probably Fake Probably Fake 0% 0%

Fake News Filter
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Tags News, Journalism, Politics, Fake news
Type Google Sheet
Published 04/12/2021, 00:11:48

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