Fakey: Share the news, not misinformation!

Fakey places you in a simulated social feed where you are faced with current news: some real and some fake. You interact with news articles just as you would on your favorite social media. Read any article in full if you're curious. The goal of the game is to become skilled at sharing or liking articles from real news sources, and fact-checking those from low credibility sources. Can you tell the difference? Learn to promote a trustworthy and informative social media experience. Compare your score on the game leaderboard. The news articles and sources are constantly updated.

This news literacy app is developed by researchers at the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI) and the Center for Complex Networks and Systems (CNetS), at the IU School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.

What’s New

Version 1.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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Fun intellectual challenge

The articles shown hide the sources, so this game tests your ability to discern the quality of information other than the source. I recommend that players learn a little bit about logic if they want to improve their skills.

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Fun and educational!

The Fakey News game, from researchers at Indiana University, teaches you how to spot fake news sources when they appear on your Facebook or Twitter feed. Don’t share them!

App Privacy

The developer, Indiana University, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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