Blog keeps tabs on fake news on the Internet

For a look at the sometimes-silly, sometimes-concerning false information that circulates the Internet, The Washington Post offers a weekly roundup on The Intersect, a blog dedicated to digital and Internet culture.

Its series called “What was fake on the Internet this week?” can be a resource for teaching news literacy using timely examples that are relevant to an Internet-savvy generation.

The most recent blog entry addresses topics such as fake tweets, false reports of a smartphone virus and bogus rumors that the National Rifle Association is banning guns at its annual convention.

The Intersect blog also offers commentary on Internet and social media trends, viral content and hoaxes.

Here are a few additional websites that debunk misinformation in the news:

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