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Fake News: Fake News Games

Factitious - Pandemic Edition

Want to test your fake news identifying skills? Check out Factitious, an online game that challenges you to correctly identify real and fake articles sourced from around the web. In 2020, Factitious creators released a pandemic edition of the game to address the explosion of deceptively fake articles about the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about Factitious - Pandemic Edition, read creator Bob Hone's medium.com article: Factitious News Game Helps Students Spot Pandemic Misinformation

Bad News Game

Take on the role of a fake news creator by playing Bad News! Bad News challenges players to think like fake news creators to help them gain insight into the various tactics and methods use by "real" fake news spreaders. The goal of the game is to craft an exciting, yet believable, Twitter feed that quickly gains followers and maintains credibility.

Want to learn more about how and why the game was made? Check out the information sheet written by the game's creators: Bad News info sheet

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