By Sarah Elizabeth Ritchey Patterson1, Blain Patterson1

1. Mathematics, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington VA USA

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In modern society, creating and disseminating information is easier than ever. While this allows access to information on unprecedented scales, the validity of the information can be difficult to determine. Clickbait, propaganda, misleading headlines, biased news outlets, and social media posts all have the potential to fuel the wildfire of fake news [1]. In this project, you will model the spread of fake news and investigate ways to deter distributing misinformation.

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  • Sarah Elizabeth Ritchey Patterson; Blain Patterson (2020), "6-009-S-FakeNews," https://www.simiode.org/resources/7437.

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