Can you tell something is fake news? How do you respond to it: ignore it, accept it, share it, refute it, combat it? Here are sources to help you gain the skills to discern and critically evaluate fake news.
Fake news engages both our minds and emotions as we encounter, process and react to it. Scientists and psychologists have studied those efforts, and fake news creators leverage those attitudes and behaviors.
Also look at the advertising section of the Media Literacy box.
Fact- checkers are people who verify the authenticity and accuracy of news. Their findings are published in the following websites.
Here are techniques to uncover fake news.
Try your hand at evaluating these news stories and other websites:
Here are some of the strategies people use to combat and fix fake news.