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Hi, I'm Ayshah.
Welcome to Newsround.
Do you think you should
have lessons in school
about how to spot fake news?
Well, one expert says you should -
and one group of kids had a go
a go in a special class.
Hayley's got this.
It's been one of the most talked
about problems of the year. Fake
news. But what is it, and what does
it mean to you?
Fake news is when
somebody spreads rumours that are
It is more like a scam, I
I think fake newsies rumours
spread around like people to get
Sometimes it is so
persuasive that you think that it is
If it is serious news you can
get worried and thinking about stuff
It makes you feel annoyed
It's really hard to know
when things are true or not.
hear something and I believe it I
feel like I have been tricked or
Fake news normally comes
down to two things. Firstly the news
stories that are not true at all.
They go online and are shared on
social media even though the person
writing them knows they are made up.
Number two, stories that may have
some truth to them but the facts are
not clear or checked properly, or
the writer has exaggerated some of
it to mean what they want it to.
Would you be able to spot it? These
kids are taking part in a project
looking at how much kids like you
know about fake news on how they
deal with it. It is part of a
project that has been running all
year. The expert in charge of it
thinks that from the age of ten kids
should be taught more about how to
spot fake news. Children know that
fake news exists, but do they
actually recognise it when they see
it online, on TV and in the
That is where lessons
would really help because children
can stop thinking and feeling they
can actually believe the news is
true and might start switching off
altogether and actually not showing
an interest in the world around
So what does this class think
of what they learn?
I think it
should be taught in school because
then they can be more aware of what
is surrounding them and they will
know if it is fake or not and what
It's taught me about
fake news and it could be serious.
If you were not taught about it you
would not know what is true.
know how to spot fake news by who
posted it, and the likes, and where
it comes from and if I don't know I
will ask my friends and families.
The best advice I would say is to
look out for proper brands.
students to help other people learn
about what fake news is about and
maybe even teach your mum and dad
If it is fake, you will
not know what is happening in the
Thanks for that.
And there loads more about this
story over at Newsround online.
Where you can also check
out our guide on how to spot fake
news when you see it,
and even test yourself
with our Fake News quiz.
So England's cricket team are now
two down in the famous Ashes
competition in Australia.
It took about an hour and 45 minutes
for their six remaining batsmen
to go down on the final
day in Adelaide.
The Australians win
the second test by 120 runs.
The first team to win three matches
will win whole competition.
Russia has been banned
from competing at next year's
Winter Olympics in South Korea.
It's after an investigation
into Russian cheating at the Sochi
games four years ago.
The International Olympic Committee
says Russian athletes who can prove
they aren't taking drugs
to improve their performance will be
allowed to compete,
but as an individual
but not for Russia.
And exciting news for space fans!
Cue the music!
I'm talking to super
astronaut - Tim Peake.
And we want to know
what you'd love to ask him.
So go right now to Newsround online,
send in all your questions
and we'll squeeze in as many
as possible later in the week.
Thanks for watching.
Enjoy your breakfast.
I'm back in just over half an hour.
And have a look at the
record-breaking rainbow online. It