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Technology and Society: Fake News

This guide is designed to assist library patrons in easily locating resources for computing technology and its impact on society.

Books on News Manipulation

Issues Related to Misinformation

Fake News

What is Fake News? - This research guide from the University of Michigan provides some good context to understanding the notion of fakery in how news is presented, from satire to purposeful manipulation to deceive.

Wikipedia's Entry on Fake News - This is a good entry detailing much information about how the idea of "fake news" came to be and what it means.

What is Fake News? - This is a research guide from Cornell University on fake news.

How to Spot Fake News - From FactCheck.org on how to spot Fake News, including from a few years back when fake sites were created to look exactly like real sites, such as abc.com.co which confused many people, thinking they were getting news from abc.com. 

How Fake News Spreads - Research guide from Monmouth University on how fake news spreads.

Misinformation

How Misinformation Spreads Online - Detailing how and why misinformation spreads online.

How Pro-Trump Local News Sites Keep Pushing 2020 Election Misinformation - A report from NPR on the rise of misinformation news networks on the local level.

MIT Sloan research about social media, misinformation, and elections - Research from MIT on misinformation and social media.

How Misinformation Spreads on Twitter - From the Brookings Institute.

Information Overload Helps Misinformation Spread - From Scientific American.

Media Bias Chart

Interactive Media Bias Chart

Complex or Clickbait?: The problematic Media Bias Chart - discusses some of the drawbacks to the Interactive Media Bias Chart, including issues such as false equivalencies.