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What is Fake News?

Pulitzer Prize winning website PolitiFact describes fake news as "made-up stuff, masterfully manipulated to look like credible journalistic reports that are easily spread online to large audiences willing to believe the fictions and spread the word." Read more: Fake News is named Politifact's Lie of the Year. 

Indeed, Oxford Dictionaries named “Post-Truth” the word of the year in 2016. Read more: Word of the Year 2016 is...

This LibGuide is aimed at helping you spot fake news using criteria such as authority, accuracy, bias, and purpose.

Watch this video on fake news.

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Check out MERLOT's list of resources about fake news. MERLOT, is a program of the California State University System partnering with education institutions, professional societies, and industry.

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