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Most Americans Who See Fake News Believe It, New Survey Says
The new data comes from an online survey of 3,015 U.S. adults conducted between November 28 and December 1, 2016. Read about the study conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs for BuzzFeed News. A detailed summary of results to all questions can be found here.
Case Studies in Fake News
How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study New York Times, November 20, 2016
Case Studies in Spotting Bullshit University of Washington Calling Bullshit Class, Spring 2017
Stanford study examines fake news and the 2016 presidential election Stanford University, January 18, 2017
6 types of misinformation circulated this election season Columbia Journalism Review, November 18, 2016
Fake news, real violence: 'Pizzagate' and the consequences of an Internet echo chamber CNN, December 6, 2016
We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned NPR, November 23, 2016
Tools for Truth Extraction
Questions to Ask
- Have I read at least three different articles about this topic? Do the facts match up in each article
- Does this article indicate its sources: are there quotes from eyewitnesses, subject experts, elected officials, or policy makers?
- What kind of information source is this: breaking news? Commentary on an event? Opinion or analysis?
- When was this published?
- Who is the publisher? What is their publication track record?