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FYSS: Fake News: Don't Fall for It



Consider the Source


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Activity #1  Consider the Source

Look at the list of headlines and sources below.  Which are fact-based news and which are fake news?

1.United Airlines Passenger Given Parachute and Ordered to Leave Plane Mid-Flight                                                                   Source:  Real News Right Now

2.Charlottesville Killer Was Hillary Supporter, Funded by Soros                                                                                                      Source:

3.Singer Celine Dion Says: "I Can't Even Look At An American Flag Any More, I Hate This Country." Do You Support Her?        Source

4.South Korea Plans 'Decapitation Unit' to Try to Scare North's Leaders                                                                                         Source: New York Times

5.Study: Majority of Americans Fantasize About Other Countries During National Anthem                                                              Source: The Onion

6.Minnesota University Teaches Philosophy Through Harry Potter                                                                                                   Source: Associated Press



Fact Checking

Great Sites to Check for Accuracy


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Activity #2 It's Just Not That Hard to be Accurate

Put these headlines into a search engine, how long does it take you to determine the accuracy? Which are true and which are false?


1. Marilyn Manson Dies from Injuries Sustained during Show |BREAKING NEWS

2. Man Arrested After Selling Farts In Jars Without A Vending License

3. Eating Alligator in New Orleans Could Help Save the Wetlands of Louisiana

4. Five-foot long tapeworm came 'wiggling out' of man's body after he ate sushi



Now for your final test.  Can YOU spot Fake News?

Activity #3 Take the Factitious News Quiz

Factitious: A Game that Tests Your News Sense