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English: Question Everything - Finding the Truth in a World of Fake News

Question Everything: Finding the Truth in a World of Fake News



How To Spot Fake News

BTN's Media Literacy Series


What is Fake News?

Fake news is not news you disagree with.

"Fake news" is "fabricated information that mimics news media content in form but not in organizational process or intent. Fake-news outlets, in turn, lack the news media's editorial norms and processes for ensuring the accuracy and credibility of information. Fake news overlaps with other information disorders, such as misinformation (false or misleading information) and disinformation (false information that is purposely spread to deceive people)." [David M. J. Lazer, et al., "The Science of Fake News," Science 09 Mar 2018: Vol. 359, Issue 6380, pp. 1094-1096.].

Useful Weblinks

Fact Checking Sites
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Big Ideas podcast: Trust and truth in the digital news age (click on image to listen).

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