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From the Valencia Library's LibGuide, Fake News: Separating Truth From Fiction, fake news is:
Fake news is false or misleading information intended to deceive readers into believing it is credible and true information. Regarding fake news, Sapna Maheshwari of the New York Times states that while some fake news is spread with the intent of "Seeking to make money from advertising, false information can also arise from misinformed social media posts by regular people that are seized on and spread through a hyperpartisan blogosphere."
Communications expert Barbara Alvarez warns that "Without the knowledge of appropriately identifying fake news, these websites can do an effective job of tricking the untrained eye into believing it’s a credible source. Indeed, its intention is deception."
As technology becomes more and more advanced, there are many ways fake sources are used to "trick" or "fool" people into believing something is true when it is not. In addition, people have confirmational biases, which happens when someone seeks out certain information that supports the readers ideas, and therefore, more likely to be believed.