Fake News, and How to Avoid It (LA Times)

Social media256The 2016 Presidential election was replete with fake news stories promulgated by social media—the President-elect himself has even retweeted fake statistics. Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of communication at Merrimack College, has compiled a list of “false, misleading, clickbait-y and satirical ‘news’ sources” for those who wish to rid their newsfeed of misinformation. Zimdars also provides tips for those who wish to identify fake news. Read the list here.

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