Quiz: Can you spot the fake news headline?
Think you can tell truth from fiction? Try your luck with our quiz
CBC News Posted: Jan 13, 2017 4:11 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017 4:11 PM ET
'You are fake news," an angry U.S. president-elect Donald Trump told a CNN reporter at a news conference Wednesday, bringing the very real issue of false reporting into the spotlight again.
CNN disputed Trump's claim, saying it stood by its recent reporting on allegations about Russia's influence in Trump's presidential campaign.
Indeed, there is a distinction to be made between actual news organizations and satirical or entertainment sites that publish stories devoid of fact. But many readers find it difficult to separate fact from fiction.
We've collected a group of actual and fake headlines. Can tell the difference?
- At least 200 dead after magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Mexico
- End of a special relationship? China looks at North Korea with frustration and even fear
- Donald Trump says 'rocket man' Kim Jong-un is 'on a suicide mission'
- Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as Category 5 storm
- French train station acid attack not a terror act: officials
- 'It's going to be catastrophic': Puerto Rico braces for Hurricane Maria
- Maria the worst hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years
- Mexico earthquake: Huge volunteer effort to rescue people trapped in collapsed buildings
- How Hope Hicks, Trump's new press-shy communications director, became a White House 'survivor'
- Hurricane Maria thrashes Dominican Republic, whips toward Turks and Caicos