As midterm elections approach in the U.S., fake news producers have been sharing more and more stories that paint one side or the other as bad actors. Sometimes, those stories can seem so plausible that even the savviest of news consumers is at risk of falling for the lies. Are you susceptible to fake election news? Take our quiz below to find out if you’re prepared to head to the polls or if you need to do more research before you vote.
When you’re done, scroll to the end of the quiz to read the real news stories — or the fact-checks — for each of the 10 headlines featured in the quiz.
Whether you just aced the quiz or need a little more help telling real news from fake, the links below will direct you to the information cited in our quiz.
Jennifer is the Alliance’s reporter on trends and insights, as well as the social media manager. Prior to joining the Alliance, she spent more than a decade working in news and magazines in New York City. She is the author of the young adult textbook, “You’re Being Duped: Fake News on Social Media” (Enslow, 2019).