Media Literacy

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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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

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

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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