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HNRS 100 - Gateway: Activities

What is Storytelling?

HNRS 100

Class Guide: Resources for Research

I. How Fake News Becomes Popular

4 misleading and 1 false headline, as voted on by HWTR100 students, showing that people rank the least true as the most believable

This informal vote is representative of 2 years of HWTR activity. Each class ranks the headlines and the 5th headline, "FBI Agent Suspected in Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide," as the most believable and the one people thought they saw the most. Why and how does this happen? 

II. Why Fake News Can be Dangerous

III. Pre-Bunking

IV. Psychology Behind Fake News

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