Fake News

The 2016 Election brought to light many fake news sources.
Here is a video clip telling a little about this trend.
Brian Williams Interview on MSNBC

How to Resist Fake News

Reminders when you're reading news articles or considering news sources:
1. If it shows up on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, that doesn't mean it is true.
2. Consider the source. Is it a reputable news source? Do they have a reputation as being liberal or conservative? Do they have a reputation for checking their facts?
3. Have you checked the credibility of the news from multiple sources?

Some Definitions to Know Regarding Fake News
Fake News: "A very specific kind of misinformation: fabrications, designed to look like journalism, to make money." Fake News is often "click bait to gain advertising dollars."
Misinformation: "When a story is intentionally created to deceive or fool you." 
Propaganda: "is the creation of a biased or misleading story or advertisement to promote and idea, an individual in politics, or a politically motivated belief."
These definitions are from Michelle Kirschenbaum's Blog on Fake News.
Here is the link: Blog: Takeaways from News Literacy EdCamp
Kirschenbaum, Michele. “5 Takeaways from News Literacy EdCamp.” EasyBib, Chegg, 10 Oct. 2017,
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While you are looking for multiple sources or reliable news sites, consider some of these:

Channel One News: News content created specifically for schools
CNN Student News
EuroNews: Multimedia news source with European perspective on world events
Google News: This area can be customized to your interests
Huffingtonpost Teen: News for teens BY TEENS
Learning Network: New York Times news for teens
Newsela: Nonfiction Literacy. News events at various reading levels to improve reading
NPR News: Top-notch digital content takes students beyond the airwaves
PBS News Hour Extra: News for Teachers and Students
Voice of America: World news for those learning English

5 Ways to Spot Fake News

Check out what NPR.org has to say about Fake News, and Play the Game
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