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Fake News • Resources for Evaluating Information: Fake News

Exploring the reliability of information sources including fake news and photos, and social media..

How False News Can Spread

"Lie of the Year" 

"PolitiFact National names lies about the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and its significance as the Lie of the Year."

Understanding More About Fake News

An Overview

Defining Fake News  noun

"False news stories, often of a sensational nature, created to be widely shared or distributed for the purpose of generating revenue, or promoting or discrediting a public figure, political movement, company, etc.:It’s impossible to avoid clickbait and fake news on social media."

Fake News, Webopedia

"Fake news, or hoax news, refers to false information or propaganda published under the guise of being authentic news. Fake news websites and channels push their fake news content in an attempt to mislead consumers of the content and spread misinformation via social networks and word-of-mouth." 



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