Fake versus real Formula 1 news

True

Article: Daniel Ricciardo cut loose by McLaren in cold move.

Investigating:

News.com/au is not a very famous news source however their reporting is accurate. This story has been reported on by multiple sources and is able to be verified multiple times over.

Claims and Coverage:

The core of this story is correct because Riccardo has in fact decided not to renew his contract with McLaren. Inside this article there are also tons of quotes from Ricciardo talking about the end of his contract. It also has points that make a lot of sense such as McLaren denying Riccardo access to its 2023 plans for their car since he will be leaving the team.

This story is also being covered by ESPN who gives us the same story about Riccardo leaving McLaren because they surprised him by announcing they would drop him at the end of the year.

News.com/AU is an Australian news source according to wikipedia the news source has been awarded 3 women in news awards, 2 publishing awards, 1 watch award, and 1 women leadership awards. This website is also frequently voted the number 1 news source in Australia and attracts over 18 million visitors per month.

False

Article: Verstappen “Should Have A Race Off”

Investigating:

Beginning with the website URL being “Fake F1 news” this website is also made by a random person who may not have any type of formula 1 knowledge. This website also has no citations from where this information came from or quotes from anyone involved. This article also has nonsense in it about Harry Potter which has noting to do with formula 1.

There are no other news sources outside of this one that tell this same story suggesting that verstappen will take a sabbatical voluntarily.Another reason that this seems strange and untrue is because Verstappen is current ranked number 1 in Formula 1 and has been for a few consecutive years now.

This article about Red Bull coming out with new Verstappen apparel for fans invalidates the claims that he will be going on a sabbatical from the team. It would not make sense to make merchandise for a driver leaving the team.

This false website has no other sources talking about how reputable it is and is a Tumblr blog written by an unknown person.

Claims and Coverage:

There is no citations or credible sources linked to this website.

Who is the internet for?

Why is openness and Accessibility important and who does it affect?

Openness

Why?

Allowing your website to be open means to allow content to be reused, replicated, and improved upon. This not only serves to make the internet a better place, but it also supports collaboration between unlike people.

How?

You can contribute to this by showing what you know. This is very obvious on websites such as Youtube and Tik Tok where people make videos showcasing how to videos.

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My dog Nyke

Accessability

Why?

Accessibility is the ability to be reached or entered. The world is shifting to a very digitally dependent state. We need the internet to do things such as paying bills, talking to family far away, buying from businesses that aren’t local, researching information we need to know before making big decisions, and more. An entire group of people are left out of being able to use these features when websites aren’t easily used by all. Here is a link on the most accessible websites on the internet that we could aspire to be like.

How?

A few ways we can make websites more accessible are to use colors that are easy to read such as black words on a white background, Using proper Alt Text for photos and diagrams, and using headings and subheadings correctly.

Shanna Johnson

Me at Coachella this past April.

Hi I’m Shanna! I am a Junior here at UMW and I’m also a Psychology major. Right now I have two jobs at Chipotle and I also am a behavior therapist who works with children who have autism. I love my therapy job and I want to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

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