Skip to main content

Freshman Seminar Faculty Toolkit - Bradford: Debunking Fake News

This guide will provide resources for faculty teaching Freshman Seminar on the Bradford Campus.

Test Your Ability to Spot Fake News

Spoof Websites

A spoof website may be created for various purposes, with the end result being the confusion or misdirection of its readers.

According to the 2017 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of "spoof" contains the following:

Etymology: Invented by Arthur Roberts (1852–1933), British comedian.
slang.
 

 1. A game of a hoaxing and nonsensical character.