Fake News and Disinformation
What is Fake News?
According to the fact-checking website, Politifact, "Fake news is made-up stuff, masterfully manipulated to look like credible journalistic reports that are easily spread online to large audiences willing to believe the fictions and spread the word."
Types of Fake News
SOURCE: ACC AUSTIN LIBGUIDE
Use the following steps to determine if a story or claim is “fake” news or disinformation:
Adapted from Mike Caulfield’s web literacy model at https://hapgood.us/2017/03/04/how-news-literacy-gets-the-web-wrong/.