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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

Viral Fake News

This story about Democrats imposing Sharia Law is an example of fake news that went viral. Pay attention to elements of this story that are characteristic of fake news.

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Can You Spot the Fake News?

One of these images appears to be credible and the other is questionable. Can you use our tips from the "Tips for Spotting Fake News" page to decide which image is likely a hoax and which is from a credible source? Why did you come to this conclusion?

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