Separating Truth from Fiction
While popularized by President Donald Trump, the term “fake news” actually originated toward the end of the 19th century, in an era of rampant yellow journalism. Since then, it has come to encompass a broad universe of news stories and marketing strategies ranging from outright lies, propaganda, and conspiracy theories to hoaxes, opinion pieces, and satire—all facilitated and manipulated by social media platforms. This title explores journalistic and fact-checking standards, Constitutional protections, and real-world case studies, helping readers identify the mechanics, perpetrators, motives, and psychology of fake news. A final chapter explores methods for assessing and avoiding the spread of fake news.
|Interest Level||Grade 8 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Twenty-First Century Books ™|
|Number of Pages||112|
“[D]efines fake news, describes its insidious power, and provides relevant and accessible examples.”—Booklist
School Library Journal
“A much-needed book for today’s youth.”—School Library Journal
“[T]imely and important. A must-have for libraries serving teens.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Michael Miller
Michael Miller is a prolific and best-selling writer. He has written more than 200 books over the past three decades on a variety of non-fiction topics. He graduated from Indiana University and worked in the publishing business. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife Sherry.