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Cranston High School West Library: Houck - Fake News/Propaganda

Definitions

Fake news is a type of hoax or deliberate spread of misinformation, be it via the traditional news media or via social media, with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically.Elle Hunt, The Guardian

Propaganda is ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc. - Merriam Webster Online

Spotting Fake News Reports