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Communication: Fake news

The discipline of Communication at Worcester State University promotes the critical understanding of communication in a culturally diverse and technological world.

Fake news resources

Here are some resources describing, defining and evaluating fake news, and other hoax media phenomena,with examples:

"Fake news websites (also referred to as hoax news) deliberately publish hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation — using social media to drive web traffic and amplify their effect. Unlike news satire, fake newswebsites seek to mislead, rather than entertain, readers for financial, political, or other gain." - Fake news website, Wikipedia.org

Fake News: MLS Resources  (Mass. Library System)

 Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

How to spot fake news (IFLA)   (Poster)

Post-Election, Post-Truth: Beyond 'Fake News' to Media Literacy  

      (1 hr, 3 min. vimeo, Allison Butler,  Mass Media Literacy, lecturer UMass-Amherst)

False, misleading, clickbait-y and/or satirical news stories (Merrimack College) Evaluation tips, example urls

Fake news website

Fake news (Wikipedia)

Fake news (Snopes.com)   Examples

How to spot fake news (Annenberg Center)

Evaluating fake news 

The Principles of Newspeak  (1984, George Orwell) (From Orwell's 1984, on Newspeak)

Fake News Poster