Understanding Syndication

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Syndication, the process by which material from one site is published automatically to another site, can create confusion for readers who don't understand it. It's often case where something is coming from "upstream" but appears not to be.

Going upstream means following piece of content to its true source, and beginning your analysis there. Your first question when looking at claim on page should be "Where did this come from, and who produced it?" The answer quite often has very little to do with the website you are looking at.

- from Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers by Mike Caulfield, https://mikecaulfield.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/webstrategiesforfact-c...

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Upstream Sources