You may have heard the term “fake news” mentioned before, but what exactly is it?
Fake news is when false information is deliberately spread, especially online, to mislead people.
There are lots of reasons why people might create fake news, but sometimes the people who share it online don’t even realize they are spreading it. Why? Because they don’t realise the information they are sharing is fake!
With the federal election coming up on October 21st, there’s going to be more fake news around than ever. Learn how you can spot it with this cool article from CBC Kids!