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What is Fake News?

Fake News has been around for centuries and can include propaganda, misinformation, hoaxes, and satire.  Put simply, fake news stories contain false information that cannot be verified through multiple sources, quotes, or facts.  Claire Wardle of First Draft says that Fake News can be broken down into several categories:

  • Satire or Parody
  • Misleading Content
  • Imposter Content
  • Fabricated Content
  • False Connection
  • False Context
  • Manipulated Content

Why Should You Care about Fake News?

  1. You deserve the truth.  
  2. Fake news destroys your credibility.  
  3. Fake news can hurt you, and a lot of other people.  
  4. Real news can benefit you.  

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