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Israel-Gaza Crisis

This guide provides background information and starting points for research

Library Resources for Finding News

To follow coverage on ongoing events in the Israel-Gaza crisis, Davidson students, faculty, and staff can connect to a variety of news resources via the Library’s subscriptions.

How to Spot Misinformation

Unfortunately, malicious actors have intentionally spread misinformation about the crisis in Israel-Gaza Crisis. The list below contains tips on ways to sift through the news you're accessing and be empowered to spot fake news. 

SIFT by Mike Caufield is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 Deed

  • Stop 
    • Taking a moment to pause is important, especially if you're feeling strong emotions after reading or listening to news.
  • Investigate the source 
    • Make sure to fully read a news story before believing or sharing it.
    • Consider the bias and trustworthiness of your source. This interactive chart created by Ad Fontes Media, Inc. ranks popular news sources by reliability and bias.
  • Find better coverage
    • Look for corroborating news reports. You may want to check AllSides, which provides Media Bias Ratings for over 1,400 media outlets and writers, so that you can easily identify different perspectives. Other sources that may be helpful for corroboration include Reuters, AP News, and the Council of Foreign Relations.
  • Trace claims, quotes, and media to original context
    • Government agencies usually publish their announcements and supporting figures. Using these, you can double-check media claims.

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