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: