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Fake News

Fake News

Author: Rebekah Contreras

Standard: 12.8 Students evaluate and take and defend positions on the influence of the media on American political life.

Objective: Students will be able to explain how public officials use the media to communicate with the public and to shape public opinion.

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Public opinion the desires, wants, and thinking of the majority of the people – or the collective opinion of the people of a society or state on an issue or problem. Most of our political affiliation is tied to our ideology but there are external factors. Click on the video to learn just how public opinion is shaped and how you're influenced by external sources like ads.

Source: Shaping Public Opinion: Crash Course Government and Politics #34

The term "fake news" has recently become sensationalized in the news. But what exactly does it mean? Click on the video to find out.

Source: What is Fake News?

Ways you can check if the news is legitimate