Harvard Releases Impressive, Final, Authoritative Guide to Spotting Fake News

Just like there are authoritative, final news sources when it comes to the news, like The New York Times, CNN and the AP Stylebook — you really can skip all other news sources — there are also venerable educational institutions you can trust. Harvard is the most trusted name in college education. The respected university has come out with a guide to Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda. It is no longer necessary to look anywhere else on the internet to determine what is fake news and what sites to avoid, Harvard has compiled all 916 sites within one handy list.

The list originated from highly respected Merrimack College Assistant Professor Melissa Zimdars’ False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical ‘News’ Sources, Ms. Zimdars is eminently qualified to provide the authority for Harvard, since she comes from a diverse background.

Some of the worst offenders — do not visit these sites — include the Drudge Report, The Blaze, The Daily Caller, Breitbart, The Weekly Standard, WND, The Gateway Pundit, Washington Examiner, The Washington Free Beacon and Right Wing News.

According to the list, there is essentially no difference between the fake news site Denver Guardian, the KKK site David Duke and the conservative news site Washington Examiner. All three churn out news that is false and cannot be trusted. There is no difference between a report claiming the Pope endorsed Trump and “news” that the Russians weren’t behind the Democrat email hacking.

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