Fake News: Separating Truth from Fiction


While popularized by President-elect Donald Trump during his 2017 campaign, the term "fake news" actually originated toward the end of the 19th century, in an era of rampant yellow journalism. Since then, it has come to encompass a broad universe of news stories and marketing strategies ranging from outright lies, propaganda, and conspiracy theories to hoaxes, opinion pieces, and satire-all facilitated and manipulated by social media platforms. This title explores journalistic and fact-checking standards, Constitutional protections, and real-world case studies, helping readers identify the mechanics, perpetrators, motives, and psychology of fake news.

ISBN Number
9781541528147
Trim Size
6" x 9"
Binding Type
Library Bound
Number of Pages
112
Author
Michael Miller
Publisher
Twenty-First Century Books
Copyright Date
2019
Dewey Number
070.4
Reading Level
8