A Definition of Fake News
““[F]ake news”…[is] those news stories that are false: the story itself is fabricated, with no verifiable facts, sources or quotes. Sometimes these stories may be propaganda that is intentionally designed to mislead the reader, or may be designed as “clickbait” written for economic incentives (the writer profits on the number of people who click on the story). In recent years, fake news stories have proliferated via social media, in part because they are so easily and quickly shared online.” “Fake News,” Lies and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact from Fiction
- 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari (available in print, as an eBook, an eAudio and as an audio book)
- American Pravda : my fight for truth in the era of fake news by James O’Keefe (available in print)
- Breaking hate : confronting the new culture or extremism by Christian Picciolini (available in print)
- Bunk : the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news by Kevin Young (available in print)
- Calling bullshit : the art of skepticism in a data-driven world by Carl T. Bergsrom & Jevin D. West (available in print)
- Don’t burn this book : thinking for yourself in an age of unreason by Dave Rubin (available in print and as an eBook)
- Fake news, propaganda, and plain old lies : hot to find trustworthy information in the digital age by Donald A. Barclay (available in print)
- Information wars : how we lost the global battle against disinformation and what we can do about it by Richard Stengel (available in print)
- Republic of lies : American conspiracy theories and their surprising rise to power by Anna Merlan (available in print)
- The smear : how shady political operatives and fake news control what you see, what you think and how you vote by Sharyl Attkisson (available in print)
- America’s growing fake news problem, in one chart
- Anyone can fall for ‘fake news,’ conspiracy theories: The psychology of misinformation
- Course and Subject Guides : Freshman Seminar Toolkit – Bradford LibGuide with fake news information
- Deepfake laws emerge as harassment, security threats come into focus Finding solutions to cope with deepfake fraud
- Fact v. Fiction – Fake News: Examples of Fake News
- Factcheck.org Debunk false stories and misinformation using this site.
- Fake News: Develop Your Fact-Checking Skills: Examples of Fake News Examples of different kinds of fake news.
- “Fake” News : Earmarks of Journalistic Quality Identifies good journalistic news techniques.
- “Fake News” Is Not Simply False Information: A Concept Explication and Taxonomy of Online Content
- Fake News Workshop (especially see the slides) How to spot fake news
- Fighting Fake News Workshop Report Yale Law School workshop “intended to explore the ongoing efforts to define fake news and discuss the viability and desirability of possible solutions.”
- A Guide to Misinformation: How to Spot and Combat Fake News Helps identify fake news, misinformation and disinformation.
- Help! My News is Fake! Discusses how to identify fake news and describes what makes fake news fake.
- OUCH! Newsletter: Fake News Looks at what is fake news, the dangers of fake news and how to identify fake news.
- The Quick Guide to Spotting Fake News Discusses easy ways to discover if news is fake.
- Should you trust media bias charts? News source charts are a media literacy tool.
- What are deepfakes – and how can you spot them? Identify deepfakes
- What is a deepfake? Everything you need to know about the AI-powered fake media Identify deepfake
- What is “fake news?” (especially see the videos) What is fake news and how do you identify it?
- Where Does Fake News Come From? Identifies some sources of fake news.
- Video: How to Spot Fake News A video demonstration
Sources for fact checking for fake news
- FactCheck.org A monitor of the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players
- Fact Checker (Washington Post) Truth check political figures and their issues.
- Politifact It rates the accuracy of claims made by elected officials and those who speak up in American politics
- Snopes Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.”
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