Fake news is not news you disagree with.
"Fake News" is "fabricated information that mimics news media content in form but not in organizational process or intent. Fake news outlets, in turn, lack the news media's editorial norms and processes for ensuring the accuracy and credibility of information. Fake news overlaps with other information disorders, such as misinformation (false or misleading information) and disinformation (false information that is purposely spread to deceive people)." - David M. J. Lazer, et al., "The Science of Fake News," Science 09 Mar 2018: Vol. 359, Issue 6380, pp. 1094-1096. via What is Fake News?
Fake News is:
The Spread of Fake News
Creators of fake news and fake news sites check verified news sources. They use facts from these verified news outlets and layer it with misinformation to confuse the reader. When confronted by both the fake news and verified news, people tend to discount both the misinformation and the facts. That's the power of fake news. - Keepin' It Real: Tips and Strategies for Evaluating Fake News
Here are some things you can do to spot fake news:
Thank you to William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University and Olin and Uris Libraries at Cornell University Library for allowing the use of your LibGuides in the creation of this guide.
“Keepin' It Real: Tips & Strategies for Evaluating Fake News: Fake News.” William H. Hannon Library LibGuides, libguides.lmu.edu/c.php?g=595781&p=4121899.
“Fake News, Propaganda, and Misinformation: Learning to Critically Evaluate Media Sources: What Is Fake News?” Cornell University Research Guides, guides.library.cornell.edu/evaluate_news.
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