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Any article or video containing untrue information disguised as a credible news source
All of the above
What is true of fake news? Check all that apply.
has bogus, sensationalized stories
has provocative headlines
asks viewer to click a link
shows secret government documents
What are some possible results of fake news? Check all that apply.
embarrassment and strain on international relations
confusion and/or panic
inability to discuss facts surrounding current events
What are the reasons for fake news? Choose the 2 best answers.
To earn revenue
To embarrass public figures
To fulfill a social agenda
To expose government secrets
What is the best way to prevent fake news from spreading?
File a law suit against the writers
Learn how to identify it and avoid reposting it
Read it all and write your own stories setting the facts straight
All of the above
How can you identify fake news? Check all that apply.
Get a second opinion from a credible news source with verifiable sources
Check the date of the article
Confirm information at a fact-checking site
Check headlines of other stories from the same site
Check to see if there are advertisements on the page
A 2016 Stanford study found that more than 80% of middle school students could not do what?
recognize bias in a Tweet
recognize that sponsored content was not real news
recognize a fake photograph
all of the above
How is a person's appearance in an advertisement sometimes enhanced to give a "better than reality" impression to viewers? Check all that apply.
By using professional hair stylists and cosmetologists
By using better than average-looking people
By photo editing
A 2016 Stanford study found that over 80% of high school students did what?
accepted photographs as factual without verifying them
thought that sponsored content was real news
did not identify an activist group as a biased source of data
re-posted stories on social media without reading the article
In a 2016 Stanford study, over two-thirds of college students failed to recognize what?
a fake photo
political bias in a Tweet
none of the above
Researchers involved in a 2016 Stanford study about students and fake news called the results what?
"an embarrassment to public education"
"a threat to democracy"
"evidence of too much exposure to social media"
What opposing forces are found on the political spectrum?
The Left and The Right
Liberals and Conservatives
Democrats and Republicans
All of the above
What driving force behind fake news is related to political views?
Major news outlets always report stories fairly and without bias.
Major news outlets can report stories fairly and without bias.
According to a 2014 Washington Post article, the number of journalists on each side of the political spectrum is fairly well-balanced.
According to a 2017 Pew study, news coverage of the last 4 presidents has been equally positive and negative.
According to the media bias chart, which of the following major news networks are left leaning? Check all that apply.
According to the media bias chart, which of the following major news networks are right leaning? Check all that apply.
What are Google and Facebook doing to try to stop the spread of fake news?
Banning suspicious sites
Asking people to report fake news
Both answers are correct
Neither answer is correct