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English 111: Fake News

How News Spreads and How To Spot Fake News

Signs of Fake News



7 Categories of Information Disorder. Credit: Claire Wardle, 2017. 

Ten Questions for Fake News Detection

Ten Questions for Fake News Detection


  •  It is easy to clone an existing website and create fake tweets to fool people.
  •  Bots are extremely active on social media and are designed to dominate conversations and spread propaganda.
  •  Fake news and other misinformation often use a real image from an unrelated event.
  •  Debunk examples of misinformation whenever you see them. It’s good for democracy!