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Online game tries to teach what's wrong about 'fake news' Online game tries to teach what's wrong about 'fake news'
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Cambridge scientists created fun sequence to track temptation to lie to public Cambridge scientists created fun sequence to track temptation to lie to public
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<strong>An online game, called "Bad News", has been devised so players can emulate prominent people's use of "fake news", <em>The Guardian</em> reports.</strong>  <strong>An online game, called "<em>Bad News</em>", has been devised so players can emulate prominent people's use of "fake news", <em>The Guardian</em> reports.</strong>
The game's inventors say they wish to "vaccinate" the public against spreading misinformation and cruel jokes online.  
  The game's inventors say they wish to "vaccinate" the public against spreading misinformation and cruel jokes online. Describing how the game guides the player through decisions on what to publish, Sander va Der Linden of the University of Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory, said: "These techniques are out there, they are being used by real people," according to <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43154667">the BBC.</a>
The term "<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_news">fake news</a>", which gained international fame after its use in the U.S. 2016 presidential campaign, has become widespread, describing any claim or reported event which the speaker deplores. When president-elect, Donald Trump told a CNN reporter <a href="https://youtu.be/Vqpzk-qGxMU">"You are fake news"</a> during a press conference. The term "<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_news">fake news</a>", which gained international fame after its use in the U.S. 2016 presidential campaign, has become widespread, describing any claim or reported event which the speaker deplores. When president-elect, Donald Trump told a CNN reporter <a href="https://youtu.be/Vqpzk-qGxMU">"You are fake news"</a> during a press conference.
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Recently, President Trump tweeted that "Any negative polls are fake news." Recently, President Trump tweeted that "Any negative polls are fake news."
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The team says it will publish its findings in the <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rjrr20">Journal of Risk Research.</a>  The Cambridge team says it will publish its findings on use of <em>Bad News</em> in the <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rjrr20">Journal of Risk Research.</a>
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