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Fake News: Home

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

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.


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

Common Sense Fake News

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

Fake News

Some back story from Nov. 20, 2016.  A fake news website or source provides false or misleading information and claims them as fact or news.