Fake news is false information or propaganda disguised as real news. Purveyors of fake news make things up, omit information that doesn’t support their position, and use outrage-producing headlines.
Satire is fake news meant to entertain, rather than deceive, but it is sometimes misinterpreted as real reporting.
Fake news can come from any media channel, but it has been particularly problematic on social media.
National Communication Association (3:35)
NCWC Pearsall Library (2:31)
Fact-checking Web sites can help you evaluate statements and news stories. Consider the following when consulting a fact-checking Web site.
Following are some nonpartisan fact-checking Web sites:
Information borrowed from : Batchelor, O. (2017). Getting out the truth: The role of libraries in the fight against fake news. Reference Services Review, 45(2), 143-148.
The following guides provide more information on fake news.