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Take our Two Minute Fake News Quiz

Can you spot the fake news in our quiz?

Look at the seven articles below. Can you determine if they are fake or not?

Fake or not?

1. True article
2. Fake article

This is a true article

Even surprising stories can be true. The Independent is a renowned publication with numerous awards for their journalism. But be careful—even established media can be fooled by fake news stories. If you feel uncertain, double check the facts from multiple sources.

Fake or not?

1. True article
2. Fake article

This is a fake article.

What is the topic of the article? If it is too outlandish, it might be satire. Research the site and author to be sure. There are lots of websites that spread false articles and headlines for the sake of humour. The Onion is one of the biggest satirical news sites on the Internet. Some of these sites disclose that they are satire, but some do not.

Fake or not?

1. True article
2. Fake article

This is a fake article.

There are thousands of sites that try to look like established news sites. Many of them actually look quite professional. So how do you spot the fakes? One way is to check out the finer details, like the logo, layout, quality of images, etc. On closer inspection, does it really look like it was created by a team of professionals? Another telltale sign is the URL of the website. If you find strange additions after the .com in the address —beware! For example, this site looks like it goes to cnn.com, but it actually reroutes to cnn.com.de, which is not a legitimate CNN site.

Fake or not?

1. True article
2. Fake article

This is a true article.

POLITICO is a renowned award-winning publication in the US. If you are not sure whether a news report is true, a good way to check the legitimacy of the publication is by looking it up on sites like Wikipedia and other online sources.

Fake or not?

1. True article
2. Fake article

This is a fake article

When looking at a headline, try to question yourself. Ask yourself, is this story very surprising or crazy? Does it create an intense feeling of anger, fear or hope in you? Do you feel that you really want the information to be true or false? Dig a bit deeper and read more than the headline. Legitimate media sources usually (but not always) try to report on the facts and provide a balanced picture of an event from a neutral perspective. In contrast, fake news media will almost always do the opposite, presenting a one-sided or sensationalist perspective on the event that stimulates feelings of anger, fear or hope.

Fake or not?

1. Picture A is true
2. Picture B is true
3. Both picture A & B are true
4. Both picture A & B are fake

Picture A is fake.

Many social media accounts try to look like real news sites. A quick—but not bulletproof—way to check on the legitimacy of an account is to look at the number of followers it has. Fake news sites will usually only have a few thousand followers, while the biggest media sites have millions.

Fake or not?

1. True article
2. Fake article

This is a fake article.

 

This was a hoax that even a large number of the established media outlets reported as true. Why is that? Maybe because it fits a narrative that people love: Users of [insert product/technology here] are [prettier, smarter, better endowed] than users of [insert competing technology here].

All 7 questions completed!


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