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"Fake News": Getting Started

Guide developed by HACC Librarians with input from HACC Communications and English Faculty

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Example of Fake News

Fake Story from Empire News Health section:

Faked Out

Chart - Level of Confusion Caused by Fake News - Breakdown by Age Groups

Statistic: Level of confusion caused by fake news in the United States as of December 2016, by age | Statista
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Chart uses survey data from a December 2016 PEW Research Center report

Chart - Online News Use

"Fake news" has received a significant amount of media coverage

A November 2016 release of study results by the Stanford History Education Group indicating that K-12 and college students have difficulties identifying credible, objective, non-manipulated information online.

A PEW Research Center report on survey results showing that 68% of United States adults "at least occasionally get news on social media," even though many have concerns about its accuracy.