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Fake news defined
Merriam-Webster, Inc. on "fake news"
Merriam-Webster, Inc. notes that "fake news is having a bit of a moment," however, "the term seems to have emerged around the end of the 19th century." Click the link for a brief history of the usage of the term "fake news."
Purpose of this guide
It's often difficult to determine the authenticity of news articles, social media posts, photographs, and other sources of information. This guide offers some useful tips and advice on spotting lies, partial truths, propaganda, biased reporting, and "fake news."
Browse the tabs to find books, articles, videos, and websites that will assist you in assessing various forms of "news."