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What are some fake news sites?

Unfamiliar with a new source? If it’s on this list, then it’s most likely fake news. These ones sound like a real newspaper, but they’re not! Thebostontribune.com thedcgazette.com Burrardstreetjournal.com Christiantimes.com Empireherald.com Civictribune.com Stgeorgegazette.com Ussanews.com These ones sound like they could be a legitimate news site, but they’re not 70news.wordpress.com Abcnews.com.co Infowars.com (Remember Pizzagate?) Yournewswire.com Rilenews.com … Continue reading What are some fake news sites?

Podcast of the Week: The BS Filter

This week, Decoding Disinformation recommends “The BS Filter.” Hosted by Cameron Reilly and Ray Harris, this podcast takes news stories and does a deep dive into the facts and history behind them. Most recently, they interviewed four people on the George Floyd Protests and gathered various perspectives on what’s been happening around the world. They … Continue reading Podcast of the Week: The BS Filter

Bot or Not? Identifying active and inactive accounts

Twitter: Before drawing conclusions about accounts, it is crucial to verify them. When an account check has not been executed, it can have serious repercussions as seen in this CTV Edmonton report. The Canadian national broadcaster posted a tweet stating the a bot account had been promoting a political movement, which later proved to be … Continue reading Bot or Not? Identifying active and inactive accounts

How You Feel Can Impact What You Share

Written by Lauren Beauchamp with files from Associated Press “Sensory neuroscience” is a phenomenon that has been around since humans have roamed the planet, but in our modern day worlds it can seriously impact the way we perceive things. When “Fake News” emerged, the mind saw things differently for many reasons. Studies explain how certain … Continue reading How You Feel Can Impact What You Share

Investigating DisInformation on Facebook: Top Tools & Resources

Photo and video manipulation is one of the most common spreads of mis and disinformation, here you will find some tips and techniques on how to uncover the full picture behind them. You may hear the word investigate and think of leading a Sherlock Homes-esque examination. Have no fear – it’s simple, straight-forward and free … Continue reading Investigating DisInformation on Facebook: Top Tools & Resources

Why Decode?

2020 has revealed that even trusted news sources are capable of spreading mis and disinformation. It is not obvious what the difference between the two is. Misinformation is what it sounds like and is unintentional, whereas disinformation is deliberately inaccurate information intended to deceive. A global pandemic has triggered a massive spread of information on … Continue reading Why Decode?


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