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ENGL 101 Activity

Types of Authority

Types of Authority


Professional Work

Organizational Affiliation

Personal Experience

advanced degrees, study or research in a field

experience working in a field

employed or affiliated with professional organization, media outlet, or publication

first-hand life experience




Fake News Resources

These resources can help you identify websites which offer intentionally misleading and "fake" news.

How to Spot Fake News (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

Factitious (American University) (a game to test how well you identify fake news websites)

Fact checking

These websites can help you fact check information you find on the web, in the media, and elsewhere.


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