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False information is news, stories or hoaxes, created to deliberately misinform or deceive readers. Usually, these stories are created to either influence people’s views, push a political agenda or cause confusion.
This guide, and the information within, will help you understand what fake information is, what it can look like and how you can combat it.
Please watch this introductory video, created for teachers by the Department of Education & Skills, on 'What is False Information'.