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What is Fake News?

Fake News: Sources that entirely fabricate information, spread deceptive content, or grossly distort actual news reports.

Biased or Misleading News: Sources that come from a particular point of view and may rely on propaganda, decontextualized information, and opinions distorted as facts.


Common Types of "Fake News"

  • Satire (entertainment)
  • Conspiracy
  • Rumors
  • Junk Science
  • Hate
  • Clickbait

Why is Fake News Created?

In a single word: MONEY.

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