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Resource for talking about and spotting fake news.

From Student Resources In Context

Fake news is information that is intentionally fabricated. False news stories are concocted for a variety of reasons, including for entertainment. For example, The Onion is a satirical media publication that presents made-up “news” as entertainment. Fake news has been used throughout history for a variety of reasons, such as for political gain or to generate interest in a cause. Into the twenty-first century, the Internet and online social media have made it easier to spread misinformation, making it difficult to discern real news from fake news.

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Source: "Fake News." Gale Student Resources in Context, Gale, 2017. Student Resources in Context, Accessed 28 Sept. 2017.


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