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Fake News, Fact-checking and Junk Science: Lifelong learning class at WFU: Week Three

This course will look into the issues surrounding fake news, fact-checking and junk science. We will look at creators, distributors, and consumers of misinformation (and disinformation) and how the Internet exacerbates and ameliorates the problems.

WEEK THREE

Week Three

  • New research shows...or does it? A look at Junk Science and Science reporting
  • What is Junk Science?
  • The Politics of Scientific Research

Google Slides Presentation

Conspiracy Theory Research Resources

General Links for all topics:

https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/wfu/detail.action?docID=1121187

https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/wfu/detail.action?docID=265441

 

Paul is Dead:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_is_dead

https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/abcul/paul_is_dead/0

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/paul-is-dead/

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1860871_1860876_1860997,00.html

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/paul-mccartney-is-dead-musics-most-wtf-conspiracy-theories-explained-120340/

 

Moon Landing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_landing_conspiracy_theories

https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/abcconspir/moon_landings/0

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/moon-truth/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2018/06/28/where-did-the-moon-landing-conspiracy-theory-originally-come-from/#6875a4226155

 

Chemtrails

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemtrail_conspiracy_theory

https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/wfu/detail.action?docID=4931553

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/16/science/scientists-just-say-no-to-chemtrails-conspiracy-theory.html

https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/abcconspir/contrails/0

 

JFK Assassination

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy_assassination_conspiracy_theories

https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/abcconspir/kennedy_john_f_assassination_of/0

https://www.history.com/news/why-the-public-stopped-believing-the-government-about-jfks-murder

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2013/11/john_f_kennedy_conspiracy_theories_debunked_why_the_magic_bullet_and_grassy.html


 

New World Order (Illuminati)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World_Order_(conspiracy_theory)

https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=%22new%20world%20order%22

http://nymag.com/news/features/conspiracy-theories/new-world-order/

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