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Daily News Lesson: How misinformation is used to amplify and strengthen ideology

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Discuss why correcting disinformation can have less of an impact than disinformation itself Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Media literacy — news that’s nice to know, news you need to know

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Practice media discernment by identifying need-to-know stories vs. want-to-know stories Continue reading

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

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