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Fake news is a type of misleading report or propaganda intended to deliberately mislead audiences. This is different from satire or parody, which is the use of humor to amuse audiences rather than mislead.

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Try Facticious, a game to test your news sense.

http://factitious.augamestudio.com

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We already knew the importance of teaching INFORMATION LITERACY, but especially after this election, with fake news being propagated throughout social media, it's more important than ever to incorporate a media literacy lesson when you're having your students do research.