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Fact Checking

Resources to support assessing the factual accuracy of claims.

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What is fake news?

"Fake news is made-up stuff, masterfully manipulated to look like credible journalistic reports that are easily spread online to large audiences willing to believe the fictions and spread the word." (Drobnic Holan 2016).

It is disinformation, designed to fool readers, often for financial or political gain (Annett 2017).

How to spot fake news

These resources can help you detect and avoid fake news:

FactCheck. (2016, December 8). How to Spot Fake News - FactCheck.org [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/AkwWcHekMdo

How false news can spread

TED-Ed. (2015, August 27). How false news can spread - Noah Tavlin [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/cSKGa_7XJkg

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