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Fake News

Fake News

Introduction

What is fake news?

"Fake news is not to be confused with satirical news as seen on shows like 'Saturday Night Live' and 'Last Week Tonight.' Fake news is not a humorous comment on the news. Rather, fake news seeks to supplant the news, to sway its audience into believing all sorts of untruths and conspiracy theories, the more bizarre, the better."
-- Leonard Pitts, "Newspapers, the Answer to Fake News," Baltimore Sun (1 December 2016)

According to a poll conducted for BuzzFeed, 75% of American adults who were familiar with a fake news headline viewed the story as accurate.  

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