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Fake News: Fake News Defined

A collection of resources to help the UB community distinguish fact from fake.
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2024 4:01 PM

Fake News Defined

According to the BBC "fake news" or "factually challenged news" is the deliberate making up of news stories to fool or entertain. The rise in social media use (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc) has made it almost impossible to distinguish real news from fictional news.


Identifying Fake News

Identifying Fame News, A Brief Guide

Infographic by University of Mississippi Libraries

How to Spot Fake News by

How to Spot Fake News by The Washington Post

Fact Checking Websites