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Fake News: Discussion

How to determine what is fake and what is real online.

Exercise Instructions

One of your friends on Facebook posted the article to the right. It deals with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, instituted under the Obama administration, but currently facing elimination by the Trump administration.


Exercise 1: ​Review the story to the right. Talk about your initial reactions to it.

  1. How does the post make you feel?
  2. How would your views on immigrants, immigration, or the DACA program, influence your response?
  3. How does the article use language and images to create an emotional or “gut-level” response?





Exercise 2: What are the factual claims made by the post that could be verified?


Online Post about DACA

Breitbart Tweet about DACA

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