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Fake News: Promoting Online Civic Reasoning and Media Literacy: Research

This guide was originally created for a CTLT Summer Faculty Fellows Workshop, June 12, 2017. Nate Carpenter, Steve Hunt, Sharon Van Der Laan, workshop facilitators. Sharon Van Der Laan often adds new content with assistance from Christine Fary.

Tom Nichols: The Death of Expertise

PBS Newshour. (2017, April 14). The problem with thinking you know more than the experts [Video file]. Retrieved from

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

Infographic: Fake News Is A Real Problem | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

Source: Buzzsumo via Buzzfeed. (2016). [Graph illustration of Facebook engagement for top 5 and top 20 election stories]. Fake news is a real problem. Retrieved from


Additional Resources

Fake News Terminology Definitions


Journal Articles

News Articles