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What is fake news?
Defined in Collins English Dictionary, FAKE NEWS is:
false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise of news reporting
Examples of Questionable Sources
For an example of Fake News that was uncovered, see this example.
For an example of a website about secondhand smoke that is definitely not credible, click here.
Links to help you assess information
Scientific Fact Checking Sites
A fact checking site for scientific claims in the news
A fact checking site for the health care debate
Both part of A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center
Political Fact Checking Sites
Learning to Spot Fake News
Start with a Gut Check
NPR article with "4 moves and a habit," along with links to a free book about fake news