Fake News and Disinformation
Fake news can lead to real consequences. Disinformation can damage people's reputations and sway public opinion in alarming directions. This title puts fake news in context, describing the evolution of false reports from the invention of the printing press to the age of mass media. It also examines the modern digital world, in which inaccurate information can spread quickly on social media before it can be challenged. Media-literate teens can learn to spot fake news, and this title provides the tools for them to become savvy news consumers qualified to evaluate the issues at stake in society today.