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What is Fake News?
Fake news is fabricated or misleading information not based on fact. It is intended to disseminate:
- Intentionally false information.
- Hyperpartisan information that displays extreme political bias.
- Information lacking in credible attribution or supporting evidence.
- Old information presented as brand-new information.
- Satirical or absurd stories like The Onion.
This information can be separated into broad categories of fake news:
Watch this video from the Fordham University Libraries to learn more about fake news and how to analyze your sources.
Watch this Ted-Ed video to learn about the phenomenon that helps spread fake news and misinformation.