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"Fake News" - Identifying and Checking

This guide is intended to remind a media user to check the veracity of news before spreading or forwarding.

Be sure to consult the  guide:  Information and Media Literacy for the basics of evaluating articles and websites.

"Manipulation, disinformation, falseness, rumors, conspiracy theories—actions and behaviors that are frequently associated with the term—have existed as long as humans have communicated. Nevertheless, new communication technologies have allowed for new ways to produce, distribute, and consume fake news, which makes it harder to differentiate what information to trust."

Included in this guide are some websites that fact-check and some points to consider when evaluating.     


Kalsnes, B.  (2018, September 26). Fake News. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication.


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