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Facebook’s Algorithm vs. Democracy
A PBS NOVA article that explores the relationship between Facebook algorithms and the decline of democracy. As Facebook relies more and more on algorithms to generate content that meets an individuals particular tastes, it becomes more and more biased by excluding content from the opposition that could provide a more well-rounded view.
Pew Research Center--News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2018
A Pew Research Center study that looks at how adults get their news through various social media platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter, rather than through more traditional news mediums.
Pew Research Center--Pathways to News
A survey that shows how Americans get their news.
Purdue OWL: Evaluating Sources
Looking at information critically and evaluating the facts, whether for personal or professional consumption, is a necessary skill for the 21st century. The Purdue Online Writing Lab has created a list of questions to think about when reading to evaluate the source.
-- Portions of this Guide were shared with us by the generous librarians at Harrisburg Area Community College.