What is fake news?
Fake news is simply false reporting. It refers to news stories that have no factual basis or evidence, usually to make money or cause harm to a person or group. Fake news stories often look similar to real news, so it is more important than ever to consume and share news critically and thoughtfully.
This guide provides you with the tools to evaluate the news you see and hear on social media, websites, newspapers, television, and radio. The ability to examine information critically and use it responsibly is commonly known as information literacy.
Why should you care whether your news is real or fake?