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Evaluating Online Information

This guide will provide opportunities for viewers to work through the various techniques and steps of evaluating online information such as things found on websites and social media.

Deepfake Videos - What are they?

"The term deepfake is typically used to refer to a video that has been edited using an algorithm to replace the person in the original video with someone else (especially a public figure) in a way that makes the video look authentic." Merriam-Webster

Merriam-Webster added the word deepfake to its collection in April of 2020.

Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Words we're watching: 'Deepfake'. In dictionary. Retrieved July 24, 2020, from

Watch this short video to learn more about deepfake technology.