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HOWLER Tutorials: Fake News Tutorials

What is Fake News?

Fake News is a broad label that generally applies to media stories that have no factual information to confirm the key points. To be more accurate, however, there are several different types of 'fake news' found online, radio, in print and on television. The tutorials here share the most common types of fake news, how to spot them and why it matters.

Fake News: Definition

fake news: false news stories, often of a sensational nature, created to be widely shared online for the purpose of generating ad revenue via web traffic or discrediting a public figure, political movement, company, etc.

Time Magazine

'Fake News' Is Being Added To the Dictionary

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Why is Fake News Created? What motivates the creators of 'fake news' content?

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From May 9, 2018

Image: Fake News tweet by Donald Trump

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What should you consider while evaluating online news?

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