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News, Spin, and Fake News: News Reporting of Fake News

This guide is for anyone wanting to learn more about how to distinguish between spin and fake news and how to identify and avoid fabricated news stories.

Professional Media Coverage of Fake News

Fake news is making news. This has been especially true over the past few years as professional journalists began reporting on this phenomenon. As the term increasingly became used by some as a pejorative way of referring to mainstream news outlets, the need for clarification and more in depth reporting on this issue has grown. Below are some examples of mainstream media reporting on the issue.

CBS News Reports on Fake News

Misinformation and COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been the major public health news story since it was identified in December 2019. Much has been written and shared about the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some trusted sources to help you delineate fact from fiction: