Describe a recent piece of false information
2016 Election Fake News
Affected by Misinformation
Match to Misinformation Type
Does Intent Matter?
Rumor with Outcome
Pick a Scenario
Spot the Pattern 1
Spot the Pattern 2
Before the term "fake news" began to be widely used during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, it referred to a specific type of misinformation. Which of these describes it?
A news report that included a factual mistake.
A manipulated photo that started a viral rumor online.
A made-up story deliberately designed to look like an article by a legitimate news outlet.
A news report that contradicted your beliefs.
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