Time for a little pop quiz.
Which of these internet headlines is fake?
- Obama Signs Executive Order Requiring President Of United States To Be Taxpayer
- Trump Vows to Be Tough on Clown Crime
- German scientists prove there is life after death
Stumped? Maybe not. That's because they're all fake. But sometimes, it's not so easy to tell.
Fake news stories have gone from the underbelly of the internet to possibly having a significant impact on the last presidential election.
That revelation has technologists and media experts putting their heads together to figure out ways to stop the proliferation of false stories.
For more on those efforts, Take Two spoke to Will Oremus, senior technology writer for Slate.