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How does fake news threaten society?  Cover Image Book Book

How does fake news threaten society? / John Allen.

Allen, John, 1957- (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781682828793
  • ISBN: 1682828794
  • Physical Description: 80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
How Fake News Goes Viral -- The Threat of Fake News in Politics -- Fake News in Health and Science -- How Fake News Affects Teens -- Solutions to the Fake News Epidemic.
Summary, etc.:
"Fake news may focus on celebrities, political figures, athletes, and other people in the public eye. Some fake news is made up of quirky stories intended for entertainment. Other fake news has a more sinister purpose. It seeks to stir up anger, sow distrust, and destroy reputations. False stories may accuse government officials of unethical or illegal behavior, such as taking bribes or peddling influence. Political candidates can be linked to extremist views they have never endorsed. Public figures may be falsely quoted as making inflammatory remarks. Businesses can face boycotts or backlash due to false or exaggerated claims. As fake news is shared on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, many users assume it is true. A Loss"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Grades 10-12 ReferencePoint Press.
Subject: Fake news > Social aspects > Juvenile literature.
Disinformation > Juvenile literature.
Fake news > Social aspects.
Fausses nouvelles > Aspect social > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Désinformation > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Matériel d'éducation et de formation.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Janet Carlson Calvert Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Janet Carlson Calvert Library - Franklin YA 070.43 ALL (Text) 33345000348524 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -

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