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Misinformation, disinformation, malinformation, and fake news

Learn how to identify and avoid misinformation, disinformation, malinformation, and fake news.

Practice, play, and ponder

You've learned about many ways to fact-check an information source. Now it is time for you to put that new knowledge into practice and have fun exercising your information evaluation skills! 

These online games and quizzes are fun ways to challenge your assumptions about how perceptive you are when it comes to misleading or fake information.

Reporters with various forms of "fake news" from an 1894 illustration by Frederick Burr Opper

Interesting side note - fake news is not new. 1890s America saw the rise of fake news and sensational "yellow journalism". The above image -- "Reporters with various forms of 'fake news' from an 1894 illustration by Frederick Burr Opper" -- is a cropped portion of a larger 1894 illustration titled "The fin de siècle newspaper proprietor / F. Opper.1894!

Real of Fake? news quizzes

Identifying AI and deepfake content

Create fake news with Bad News

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Examine a claim

Compare these two links.  Which one do you think is more credible and true?  Why or why not?

Want more? Here are some additional articles to examine.

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