Lina Mai

Lina Mai is an education editor at TIME Edge and a former public middle and high school teacher.

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When Is Fake News Propaganda? 

Posted by Lina Mai on January 29, 2018

Facebook’s recent admission that social media can have a negative influence on democracy is the most overt acknowledgment to date that the spread of fake news could have impacted the 2016 US presidential election. The recent surge of misinformation on social media for political gain is a call to action for educators to take a closer look at fake news as propaganda. But when does fake news cross that line?

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