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Journalism & Public Relations: Identifying Fake News

How Fake News Works

Fact-Checking Organizations

How to Spot Fake News

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The Problem with Fake News

This infographic shows how fake news can be a problem. Using data from a Buzzfeed News study, the graphic from Statista shows how much more people engaged with fake news on Facebook during the 2016 Presidential election cycle compared to regular mainstream media news.

Fake News Infographic

Additional Fake News Resources

  • Profiting from Fake News: Video from Vice 

Thanks to Carolina Hernandez from the University of Oregon. This page is adapted from her work.

Journalism & Public Relations Librarian