News and Media Literacy

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Some Representative Examples of How Fake News Stories are Created and Spread

Here are some examples of how individual fake news stories were created, spread via social media, and the impact they may have had.  The first two are relatively short, and look at very specific fake news stories.  The third examines the phenomenon of "Pizzagate," and goes into more detail about the story and its consequences.

Quick Example 1: Were Anti-Trump Activists Bused in to a Protest?

Quick Example 2: A Warehouse Filled with Fraudulent Votes for Hillary?

In-Depth Case Study: "Pizzagate"