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Fake News

Fake News

September 2017 | 16 pages | CQ Press

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”

—Former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan


Fake News is a brief non-partisan chapter written by award winning political scientist Donald F. Kettl. Written as a supplement for American Government or Media and Politics courses, this chapter sparks classroom discussion by enabling students to take a deeper look at the phenomenon of “fake news” and to see the impact this issue has had on American politics.


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Just what is “fake news”?

The filters for information

The problem of knowing

The core of the fake news debate

Questions to consider


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