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Fake News

 

Imagine you’ve just seen the following on Twitter or Facebook:

Red Nation Rising   @RedNationRising

Pope Francis shocks world, endorses Donald Trump for president, releases statement

#RedNationRising  endingthefed.com/pope-francis-sh…

9:36 PM – Oct 13, 2016

(For accessibility purposes I’ve typed this tweet rather than using a screenshot.)

Do you accept it as true? Does the fact that you like Trump make you more likely to accept it as true? Or does that fact that you don’t like Trump make you less likely to accept is as true?

To determine if it were true, where would you look? What would you read? How would you investigate?

To get extra credit, please describe the steps you would take to determine if this post was true or not.

For a maximum of 10 points, write a minimum 250-word mini-essay discussing what you would do to help you decide if the post is true.

As always, you should use MLA format, meaning Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, appropriate heading, with care taken in proofreading, spelling, paragraphing, word usage, etc.

You must provide a complete works cited page including links to all the sources you consult.

Deadline: December 11, 11:59 p.m.

aalan

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