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COMR 103: Speaking and Listening

Resources and info to support your speeches

"Fake News" slides

"Fake News" activities

Pre-class reading:

N. Kshetri and J. Voas, "The Economics of “Fake News”," in IT Professional, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 8-12, November/December 2017. doi: 10.1109/MITP.2017.4241459. URL:

Determining Fakeness

Practice: Is the earth really hollow?

In groups:

Look over the site, and be prepared to answer the following questions:

  1. Is the story fake?
  2. How do you know?

"Fake News" resources

Use these sites to check news stories' claims:

Parody & satire


Material in this guide is heavily borrowed from LibGuides at SUNY Geneseo and Indiana University East.