A generic classroom activity for dealing with fake news

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In the meantime, here is a hand-drawn infographic of the kind of classroom activity that I have used effectively in the past to get students to see how bias can seep into so-called 'news' reports in the most seemingly innocuous ways.

Fake news infographic, by Terry Freedman