“Fake News!!” You hear this charge leveled at the media with ever increasing frequency and intensity. Most people feel quite confident they can tell the difference between fact and fiction. That includes people who consume radically different news sources. But, can you truly be certain that you know when to believe in the latest news or dismiss it as a bogus sham? Is it just possible that you could be susceptible to being tricked by deceptive messaging? The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with a quick guide for assessing the likely credibility of the news. We’ll also demonstrate how to detect our own areas of personal vulnerability to pernicious persuasion. Cognitive and Social Psychology provide us with a host of common perceptual errors that can lead the sharpest among us down a rabbit hole of deceit.