News Media – How to Spot Fake News

Read and watch the following: http://www.factcheck.org/2016/11/how-to-spot-fake-news/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYc-hd1QSwA If you had to help someone spot “fake news,” what would you tell them? Choose a news article from a reputable media outlet and compare it to an online story that you know is fake. Using the checklist provided on the factcheck web site, compare the two. Although fake news is not new, it seems harder to distinguish and more accepted now. Why? How will this acceptance of fake news impact our democracy? 2-3 sources 1) Assignments should be double-spaced , with reasonable (12 pt.) font and reasonable (1 inch) margins. (2) Citations to material are required; in-text citations are preferred (MLA style). http://www.factcheck.org/2016/11/how-to-spot-fake-news/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYc-hd1QSwA https://www.factcheck.org/2016/11/how-to-spot-fake-news/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYc-hd1QSwA https://youtu.be/UYc-hd1QSwA

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