Fake News and Alternative Facts

Project Overview/Background

Have you ever heard someone say a phrase along the lines of, “studies have shown” or “according to my sources” while making an argument? This may make them sound better; however, what if they made it up or selectively released information in their benefit? In the media we should be asking for what sources and what studies.

Your Task/Requirements

For this project investigate and research what exactly fake news and alternative facts are. Is this happening anywhere within Kansas Boys State? Has anyone made a claim that does not fully pan out? Investigate and report back.


Pittsburg High School Students Investigate New Principals’ Credentials: Link: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article142682464.html