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PHI 210 WEBTEXT CAHPTER 5.1 – 5.6 5 Sources / Page 5.1 CredibilitySuppose your friend forwards you an article claiming that Beanie Babies contain brown recluse spider eggs. Provide at least two reasons why that claim is not credible based on the information in the passage above. The tone of the passage suggests that owners of Beanie Babies should be excited to see poisonous spiders hatching from their toys, which is so absurd thatit should give a clue that the tone is more satirical than factual.Which of the following is a sign that an article might come from a fake news website? Which of the following BEST describes how the information in the passage supports or refutes the original claim? 5 Sources / Page 5.2 Practice: CredibilityYour friend posts on social media: “Mind-blowing fact! More people have died from drowning in molasses than from coyote attacks!” But is that actually true?Off the top of your head, how plausible does the above claim sound? Explain your answer. (opinion)
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