WHAT IS NEWS? WHAT IS FAKE NEWS? You are about to undertake some work where you explore and question a series of articles to determine whether they are real or fake. Before you do that, you need to be clear on what you believe makes something ‘news’. Answer the following questions. You can either do it as a continuous essay or just question and answer (the first option is more advanced and will get you a higher mark). 1. What is ‘news’? 2. Where do you get your news? 3. Does news cause more positive effects or negative? Why? 4. How can we determine if something is real or fake? 5. Does misreporting something make it fake? 6. Why do you think there is growing concern about fake news? 7. What happens when fake news spreads? 8. What can you tell me about the statement, ‘fake news, real consequences?’ 9. What might be the consequences of fake news going viral? 10. Do you think you could spot fake news or would you be fooled? Why or why not? 11. How can you be sure that the news you consume is true? 12. How do you think fake news could influence individuals’ beliefs? 13. Why might it be in someone’s interest to have fake news reported?