In the Headlines: Fake News: Read All About It, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642820202
  • ISBN-13: 9781642820201
  • DDC: 070.43
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Fake news!<\Q> has become such a common refrain on TV and Twitter, as well as the topic of major criminal investigations, but many still have a hard time distinguishing between fake news and legitimate reporting. Furthermore, many fail to grasp the extent of the role that data research centers and foreign governments in the propagation of inaccurate, sensational stories. In this book, readers will learn about fake news: how it gets made, how it affects the public, how governments and special interest groups use fake news to push specific agendas, and how fake news, alongside social media, is re-shaping politics and society.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
Making Fake News.
2: Inside a Fake News Sausage Factory: ‘This Is All About Income’.
3: How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media.
4: From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece.
5: How to Fight ‘Fake News’ (Warning: It Isn't Easy).
6: Here Come the Fake Videos, Too.
7: It's True: False News Spreads Faster and Wider. And Humans Are to Blame..
8: For Fact-Checking Website Snopes, a Bigger Role Brings More Attacks.
9: 2004: When Fake News Was Cool.
Facebook, and How Fake News Spreads.
10: Facebook and the Digital Virus Called Fake News.
11: To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook.
12: Facebook Is Ignoring Anti-Abortion Fake News.
13: Facebook's Problem Isn't Fake News — It's the Rest of the Internet.
14: Facebook Mounts Effort to Limit Tide of Fake News.
15: Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News.
16: In Some Countries, Facebook's Fiddling Has Magnified Fake News.
The Effects of Fake News.
17: Media's Next Challenge: Overcoming the Threat of Fake News.
18: How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down.
19: Fake News Brings a Gunman to Washington.
20: ‘Kompromat’ and the Danger of Doubt and Confusion in a Democracy.
21: The Real Story About Fake News Is Partisanship.
22: As Fake News Spreads Lies, More Readers Shrug at the Truth.
23: ‘Fake News’: Wide Reach but Little Impact, Study Suggests.
24: Fake News and Bots May Be Worrisome, but Their Political Power Is Overblown.
Donald Trump and Weaponizing Fake News.
25: 10 Times Trump Spread Fake News.
26: White House Pushes ‘Alternative Facts.’ Here Are the Real Ones..
27: ‘Alternative Facts’ and the Costs of Trump-Branded Reality.
28: The President Versus ‘Fake News,’ Again.
29: Wielding Claims of ‘Fake News,’ Conservatives Take Aim at Mainstream Media.
30: Trump Hands Out ‘Fake News Awards,’ Sans the Red Carpet.
31: Am I Imagining This?.
32: The Age of Post-Truth Politics.
Fake News Around the World.
33: The C.I.A.'s Fake News Campaign.
34: ‘Fake News,’ Trump's Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen.
35: Fake News Jeans: Travesty or Sign of Our Era?.
36: For Pope Francis, Fake News Goes Back to the Garden of Eden.
37: The Betoota Advocate, a Fake News Site Australians Really Love.
38: Brazil Looks to Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Bitter Election.
39: Italy Braces for Fake News as Election Approaches.
40: Europe Combats a New Foe of Political Stability: Fake News.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.