noun [ U ] UK /ˌfeɪk ˈnjuːz/ /ˌfeɪk ˈnuːz/
false stories that appear to be news, spread on the internet or using other media, usually created to influence political views or as a joke:
There is concern about the power of fake news to affect election results.
(Source: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/fake-news )
(Infographic source: https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/11174)
HOW TO SPOT FAKE NEWS
HOW TO FIGHT FAKE NEWS AND MISINFORMATION? RESEARCH HELPS POINT THE WAY
TRUMP’S LIES VERSUS YOUR BRAIN
A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders (Dropbox download) from https://fakenews.publicdatalab.org
Online Verification Training Course
Assignment: Using one of the above-listed sites, create your own piece of “fake news.” Then find a real article or video (depending on which you chose to create), and bring both to class. Each student will present their news pieces without identifying which one is legitimate/fake. The idea is to dupe your classmates!
Reflection: As you’re creating your news articles/videos, consider the implications of putting “fake news” stories into the world. Jot down some thoughts and bring them to class for a post-presentation discussion.
COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS & STUDENTS
Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning About Fake News
Article: Fake news. It’s complicated.
Fake News Reading List
CrossCheck: A Collaborative Journalism Project