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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

  • 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:


Paul is Dead:,28804,1860871_1860876_1860997,00.html


Moon Landing




JFK Assassination


New World Order (Illuminati)

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