It is more than a matter of perspective!
How Savvy are your students? was posted 10 January 2017 by Michele Kirschenbaum.
First, you get a good laugh when reading what these fake websites offer.
Second, you introduce the websites to your students enrolled in your academic research class.
Third, you will hear serious discussions take place about the validity of the bogus claims!
Fourth, you will absolutely spend more time on research, source validation, keeping a research log and Fake news and the spread of misinformation.
Fifth, even when you spend a unit of study on the fake websites; why they are fake; how to spot their “fakeness” – one student will NOT be convinced and initiate a long, after class discussion with you!
Here is another interesting article on this phenomena:
“With Facebook, Blogs, and Fake News, Teens Reject Journalistic ‘Objectivity’”
Marchi, Regina. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 2012. doi: 10.1177/0196859912458700.