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Fake News and the Disinformation Age

Resources to learn more about and guard against misinformation in the media.


There is a long history of inventing misleading news stories in order to influence public opinion, make money or cause dissension.  Recently people have expressed concern about fake news on the internet and particularly in social media. Others have used the term, "fake news", to try to discredit news organizations they disagree with. This guide will help you find resources to learn about fake news and ideas about how to avoid being fooled by misleading news stories.



Automated accounts on Twitter have been identified as a source of fake news.  The links below try to identify and track twitter accounts that are bots.