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DigiPo News Analysis Project

Overview

You have tracked the claim to its source, evaluated the source, found background information about the claim, and found any research that has been done on the topic. Now it is time to decide on the truth of the claim. Below you will find sample articles and tools to help you make your decision.

Sample Articles

Look at the following articles and try to find one that is similar to your type of claim. Use it as a model for writing your article.

Tools for Analysis

Here are some possible categories of claims and tools used for verification:

  • Poll (Look at the reputation of the polling company by a source like FiveThirtyEight and also talk about Sample size)
  • New Research (Place it in the context of old research)
  • User-generated Media (Discuss how photo/video can/cannot be verified as authentic)