Fake News Fighters – Are these true or fake stories?
Fake news is unwanted, dangerous and difficult to spot because of our inbuilt biases. Read the articles listed below and try to spot the false ones. Fake stories show up regularly on social media and so-called satire websites. Our goal is to make people sensitive to the markers of fake news.
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Kidnapping messages on WhatsApp alarm parents

March 24, 2017 0

File Under Scary Messages forwarded in Pune, India warn parents to be alert to kidnapping attempts from schools.  The messages are fake and police confirmed no school has reported any kidnapping. Senior Inspector Sunil Pawar of […]

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FDA Warning: Imported rat meat sold as chicken wings

March 12, 2017 0

Believable? Several online websites in February suddenly started echoing this stomach churning story.  Apparently over 300,000 pounds of rat meat were seized as they arrived from China through the port of San Francisco just in time for Super […]

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