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How media literacy helps you talk about Hurricane Harvey with your students

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Students will have many questions and concerns about Hurricane Harvey in the coming days. Use this PBS lesson to help you discuss the effects of extreme weather events with your students and helpful media literacy tools when it comes to media coverage of the hurricane. Continue reading

How media literacy helps students talk about fake news, bias and unreliable sources

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Take a look at one or more of these short videos on media literacy. The full NewsHour piece is here.  Media literacy can…read more

Telling fact from fiction amidst media bombardment

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Sometimes news is labeled as “fake” because the reader dislikes it or it contradicts their beliefs. However, fake news is when the news information as well as the news organization itself may intentionally be completely fabricated. Continue reading

How fake news about a DNC staffer’s murder buoyed conspiracies

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The murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich in July 2016 has led to a conspiracy theory based on unfounded claims linking Rich to WikiLeaks. Continue reading

Facebook and others create ways to flag fake news

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In response to the issue of fake news articles being shared on their platform, Facebook has launched several new tools to identify and block these sources.
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