Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Real News/Fake News: About Fake News: Finding Real News/Detecting Fake News | LibGuide

Fake news | Information literacy | Journalism | Social media

What is fake news?


Wikipedia defines fake news as:  “Fake news is a type of hoax or deliberate spread of misinformation in social media or traditional news media with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically.”  

Fake news websites ... deliberately publish hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation — using social media to drive web traffic and amplify their effect.”
Fake news takes all forms - print, online, podcasts, YouTube videos, radio shows, images - any format that can convey information can convey disinformation. Read more...

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