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Fake News

We learnt an important lesson today about trust.

Mrs Buckley tricked us with an introduction to a piece of persuasive writing based on a fake internet report.

The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus is not in fact an endangered species as declared on the internet. The purpose of the lesson was to realise how easy it is to believe even the most unlikely news when it is presented in an intelligent and formal manner.

Thinking about what is real and what is fake on the internet is something we should do constantly.


Take a look at the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus: