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Election 2020

Misinformation

You know that we live in a world where there is an enormous amount of information available to us with just a couple of clicks. You've probably been hearing a lot about fake news these days and it can be hard to sort out reliable information from misleading or made-up information. As a starting point to thinking critically about the information we consume and trust, it's important to understand the different kinds of misinformation you might be running into. Understanding the difference between a hoax, fake news, and propaganda will help you better detect it!

Misinformation Lexicon

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