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12020-02-27T15:22:30+00:00Amy Harrellf057e4aa476562d6e6ff010d16933a34f37ce99918plain2020-05-05T13:49:00+00:00Amy Harrellf057e4aa476562d6e6ff010d16933a34f37ce999This exhibit explores four different examples of disinformation and how they played out in the media and the public over time. They all happen in different time periods and contexts, but they expose the same primary methods fake news can take hold and spread. The linked pages below will help you see these methods in each of the stories.
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12020-02-27T15:41:50+00:00Amy Harrellf057e4aa476562d6e6ff010d16933a34f37ce999Appeal to Emotion11plain2020-05-07T14:22:18+00:00687990071137ea68fcca7af33a0d19079a16b510
12020-02-27T15:53:59+00:00Amy Harrellf057e4aa476562d6e6ff010d16933a34f37ce999Follow the Money12plain2020-05-05T13:51:43+00:00Amy Harrellf057e4aa476562d6e6ff010d16933a34f37ce999