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Fake News: A Real Problem

This guide introduces you to the concept of fake news and provides tools for evaluating information. JW

Fakes News Sows Confusion

Most Americans agree that fake news has left us confused. These survey results from the Pew Research Center confirm that fake news has become a real problem.

 

Pew Survey Fake News Confusion

Fake News Goes Viral

Fake news spreads quickly. It's up to individuals to critically evaluate news stories before "liking," "sharing," "tweeting" or otherwise engaging with them. The chart below illustrates how quickly a fake news story can spread misinformation.