Media Literacy

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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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A general view of the exterior of the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington, U.S. December 5, 2016. The pizzeria vowed on Monday to stay open despite a shooting incident sparked by a fake news report that it was fronting a child sex ring run by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSUS6D

Lesson plan: How to teach your students about fake news

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Fake news is making news, and it’s a problem. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot fake news. Continue reading

A general view of the exterior of the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington, U.S. December 5, 2016. The pizzeria vowed on Monday to stay open despite a shooting incident sparked by a fake news report that it was fronting a child sex ring run by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSUS6D

Fake news websites lead to real life dangers such as ‘Pizzagate’

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Concern over the spread of fake news has grown since the election, when a number of false reports were circulated widely through social media. Continue reading

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Trump uses Twitter to bypass media

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President-elect Donald Trump continues to bypass the mainstream media by communicating with the public directly rather than using more traditional outlets. Continue reading

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Did fake news influence the outcome of Election 2016?

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The proliferation of fake news sources on social media has raised questions about the duty of sites like Facebook and Twitter to screen content and distinguish fact from fiction. Continue reading

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