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Lesson plan: What is the difference between mis- and disinformation?

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Learn to define and distinguish misinformation and disinformation. Continue reading

Why are people susceptible to disinformation?

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Why are people so ready to accept misinformation, especially in times of crisis? Continue reading

Social media’s role in monitoring misinformation

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In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson, learn about Twitter’s new initiative to fact check the tweets of influential figures such as President Trump and how it has stirred debate over the role of social media platforms as content moderators.  Continue reading

Lesson plan – How teens deal with the spread of misinformation

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Find out what young people really think about the news and the spread of misinformation using a variety of short videos produced by PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs. Continue reading

Who, what, when, where, why do hyperpartisan news sites exist?

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Video summary PBS NewsHour’s four-part series on “Junk News” explores who is behind creating inflammatory news sites and why. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien…read more

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