Let's start this module with an activity designed by some folks at Civix Canada. Fakeout is an interactive lesson that tests your ability to detect "fake news" (we actually don't like that term, but more on that later).

Screenshot of FakeOut

Screenshot of FakeOut

To play Fakeout, follow this link. Play all the way through, and make sure to watch the videos in the middle.

When you are finished, close the tab, come back here, and go to the next page.

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