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1. Fake News - Characteristics

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You may have to scroll down the screen a bit to find the info.

Read the Characteristics of Fake News

What are three characteristics of fake news?

What is NOT fake news?

2. Fake News - Types of Mis- and Disinformation - 7 Types

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Scroll down to the Seven types of Mis- and Disinformation. Fill in the chart for the type and explanation of the fake news category.

3. The rise of 'fake news', manipulation and 'alternative facts' - BBC Newsnight

4. Helping Students Identify Fake News with the Five C's of Critical Consuming

5. Evaluating Information: SIFT (The Four Moves)

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Scroll down and and watch each of the four short videos. Briefly describe each step of the SIFT method for evaluating information.

6. How to Spot Fake News

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What are four strategies that you will try to try use when reading/watching the news?  

8. Read all about it - The Biggest Fake News Stories of 2016

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Which fake news headline did you find the most outrageous?

9. Fake News - Pandemic Edition

Click on Factitious 2020 Pandemic Edition and take the quiz to find out how good you are at spotting fake news!  

10. Bad News - From Fake News to Chaos

Click on Bad News and play the game – see how many followers you can get!  

11. Media Bias - What it is?

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What is Media Bias?

12. Media Bias - Characteristics

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Scroll down to the Media Bias Box to answer the questions.

13. Media Bias - Right, Left or Center?

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Scroll down to the Tell Me More box on the right and look at the infographic underneath Right, Left or Center to answer the first two questions. Then, watch How to Choose Your News.

14. Fake News: How A Partying Macedonian Teen Earns Thousands Publishing Lies | NBC News