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FYS 100-29: Fagan - Truth, Lies, and Everything In Between: The Fake News Exercise

Fake News--How to spot it.

We are going to spend some time today talking about "fake news". 

  • How do you get your news?
  • If you get it from social media, can you name the news sources where the information you read comes from?
  • What have you heard about fake news? Why are people concerned about it?

Respected News Outlets - Databases

Media Bias

The above chart is from mediabiaschart.com, where you can see their methodology that determined how sources are ranked. Here's a link to the latest version of the chart:

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