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The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers And Fake News

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Computer Scientists Demonstrate The Potential For Faking Video

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Storm Lake Times Editor Art Cullen stands outside his newspaper he started with his brother in 1990. The newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize this year for its editorial writing Clay Masters/IPR hide caption

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How Small Town Papers Have Kept Community Trust

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Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, pleaded guilty Friday to two charges related to last year's armed confrontation at the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington, D.C. Welch says he was "self-investigating" false Internet rumors of a pedophile ring at the pizzeria. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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The myth that vaccines cause autism has persisted, even though the facts paint an entirely different story. Renee Klahr/NPR hide caption

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When It Comes To Politics and 'Fake News,' Facts Aren't Enough

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Anas Modamani, a refugee from Syria who posed for a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2015, sued Facebook after his photo was shared in posts falsely accusing him of being a criminal and terrorist. This week, he lost his case in court. Some lawmakers argue that cases like this prove there's a need for new, tougher libel laws. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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In A Crucial Election Year, Worries Grow In Germany About Fake News

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The state Capitol in Denver in December. The Grand Junction Sentinel has threatened to sue state Sen. Ray Scott after the lawmaker accused the paper of spreading "fake news." Chris Schneider/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russians hold their national flag next to a bronze statue of a soldier in Moscow on Aug. 22, 2016, during celebrations of the National Flag Day. U.S. intelligence agencies say Russia is engaged in a widespread disinformation campaign that targets the U.S. and many other countries. Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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