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CCHS LC Lib Guide

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What is "fake?"

  1. It can't be verified or found on reputable sites
  2. Makes an emotional appeal
  3. Authors are not experts
  4. Fake news links back to fake or disreputable sites

Fake News of 2017

From Snopes

Fake News of 2017

Circulated online, all false

Satire

Satire is a technique employed by writers to expose and criticize foolishness and corruption of an individual or a society by using humorironyexaggeration or ridicule. It intends to improve humanity by criticizing its follies and foibles. A writer in a satire uses fictional characters, which stand for real people, to expose and condemn their corruption.

Source: http://literarydevices.net/satire/