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Fake News

February 08, 2017

What is fake news? Fake news or “hoax” news is not news at all! In fact it is deliberately published online with the intention of creating profits and/or disrupting normal journalism practices. Often the reader finds an article link via social media and is never able to verify the accuracy of the information being presented as “news” – this practice is intentionally done! 

 

How does it affect me as a student/researcher? Or just a regular citizen?  The need to evaluate and use critical thinking skills – and the ability to question why and how the information is being disseminated become increasingly important! 

 

The following websites can help: 

 

Allsides.com 

 

Factcheck.org

 

Fact-checking rearch

 

Politifact

 

Misinformation and fact checking

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