Activity: Evaluate a Website


This is Tim Gunn, the star of the Project Runway series, and a gay rights advocate. But is that message he is holding up for real? It looks like it might be another example of sign-faking, where the content of pieces of paper held up by someone are digitally altered.

Now the first step of this project is to find a site where Tim Gunn himself reveals whether the image is real, and whether he actually said that. But that will lead to the next problem — is your source a trustworthy site? So track down Tim Gunn talking about this, then read laterally to determine whether the site you are reading is a legitimate journalistic enterprise or a hoax site. In the comments mention the site you used and the site you used to confirm that site’s legitimacy.

Ready… set… Go!



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