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The CRAAP Test was originally developed at California State University, Chico.
CRAAP is an acronym in which each letter represents one of five criteria which can be considered when deciding if information is credible to use for research and academic writing. It is particularly important to critically evaluate Web sources before using them. Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose
These websites are designed to look like legitimate sites and incorporate some facts into their stories, but the articles are false. They are an attempt to convince readers to pass the news on as if it were true. These fake news sites get revenue from the ads you see on the page.
These websites also have bits of true stories but insinuate and make up other details to create an emotional response, typically anger or fear. Most of these are conspiratorial in nature, are very unreliable, and frequently shared on social media. The stories often feature outrageous headlines in all capital letters.