Fake news are an important area in the wider field of information literacy.

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Fake news: papers and use cases

Deepansh Agarwal

  • Bronstein, M. V., Pennycook, G., Bear, A., Rand, D. G., & Cannon, T. D. (2019). Belief in fake news is associated with delusionality, dogmatism, religious fundamentalism, and reduced analytic thinking. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 8(1), 108-117.
  • Shadab, N., Druv, N., & Gagan, N. (2018, November 13). Social media rumours in India: counting the dead. BBC News. URL: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-e5043092-f7f0-42e9-9848-5274ac896e6d


  • Shu, K., Mahudeswaran, D., & Liu, H. (2019). FakeNewsTracker: a tool for fake news collection, detection, and visualization. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 25(1), 60-71.
  • Aisch, G., Huang, J., & Kang, C. (2016). Dissecting the# pizzagate conspiracy theories. The New York Times, 10. URL:

Lara-Joy Ahrens

Arpita Arun

  • Alaphilippe, A., Gizikis, A., Hanot, C., & Bontcheva, K. (2019). Automated tackling of disinformation. ESMH | European Science-Media Hub, 1-103.
  • Fletcher, R., Cornia, A., Graves, L., & Nielsen, R. K. (2018). Measuring the reach of “fake news” and online disinformation in Europe. Reuters institute factsheet. URL: https://www.press.is/static/files/frettamyndir/reuterfake.pdf

Meghana Dhawan

Pratiksha Jaggi

Deeksha Rana

Kunal Sharma

Lara Symolka

Fake news: a summary of knowledge

A summary of knowledge will be provided in the middle of January 2020.

Fake news: information that aims to help interested learners to improve their information literacy in this area

Information will be provided by the end of January 2020.