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This guide will provide students and faculty with tips on how to avoid fake news and how to find credible sources.
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Examples of Fake News


Tabloids: Tabloid stories were some of the first appearances of 'fake news'. Tabloids featured sensationalized, wildly exaggerated and unsubstantiated stories specifically designed to make money.


Fake News on Websites:   often uses images or catchy titles to draw the reader in

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https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/top-fake-news-of-2016?utm_term=.voRAojeQL#.giv25Nx1k

Clickbait:   content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular web page.


Social Media and Fake News:   social media allows users to quickly share stories which may be false

 

Fake News Workshop

A fake news website or source provides false or misleading information and claims them as fact or news.

                                  



 

 

Common Sense Fake News

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/5-ways-to-spot-fake-news

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/5-ways-to-spot-fake-news
 

Where do you get your news from?

Which of the following activities, if any, did you do yesterday?

Got news from family

Yes….No

Got news from a teacher or other adult in my life

Yes….No

Got news from a website or app

Yes….No

Watched news on television

Yes….No

Listened to news on the radio

Yes….No

Read any newspapers in print

Yes….No

 

How often do you do each of the following?

Read any newspapers in print

Often….Sometimes….Hardly ever….Never

Listen to news on the radio

Often….Sometimes….Hardly ever….Never

Watch news on television

Often….Sometimes….Hardly ever….Never

Get news from a social-networking site

Often….Sometimes….Hardly ever….Never

Get news from a website or app

Often….Sometimes….Hardly ever….Never

Get news from friends

Often….Sometimes….Hardly ever….Never

Get news from family

Often….Sometimes….Hardly ever….Never

Get news from a teacher or other adult in my life

Often….Sometimes….Hardly ever….Never

 

When you are online and come across information in a news story that you think is wrong, how often do you try to figure out whether or not it is true?

Often….Sometimes….Hardly ever….Never

In the past six months, have you shared a news story online that you later found out was wrong or inaccurate?

Yes….No….Unsure

Questions from:

Caldwell, Jennifer, and John H.N. Fisher.  “News and American’s Kids:  How Young People Perceive and Are Impacted by the News.”  Common Sense Media, https://www.commonsensemedia.org/research/news-and-americas-kids.  Accessed 13 March 2017, https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/03/this-article-wont-change-your-mind/519093/.  Accessed 15 Mar. 2017.

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