Bad information shared on social media is causing unnecessary panic among the public and costing first responders valuable time, Officer Haley Morrow of the Beaumont Police told PBS NewsHour’s Miles O’Brien.
By Miles O'Brien
History and journalism teacher David Cutler explains how he helps students discern fact from deception with a lesson from the Revolutionary War.
By David Cutler
What can you do to combat "fake news"? And how do we help kids get savvy about what they're reading? You can start by not lumping all dubious content into one category called fake news, says Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, executive…
By Victoria Pasquantonio
LePage told a media outlet on Thursday: "I just love to sit in my office and make up ways so they'll write these stupid stories because they are just so stupid, it's awful."…
By Associated Press
New research shows that everyone is prone to sharing fake news when dealing with a never-ending stream of updates.
By PBS NewsHour
Recognizing bias in news stories is one form of media literacy. Spotting when the news is totally fabricated is something else entirely. How can teachers help students tell fact from media fiction? Educators and media literacy advocates in Washington state…
By Vivian Salama, Associated Press
The departure of Michael Dubke, Trump's communications director, comes as aides say Trump has grown increasingly frustrated by allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of possible ties between his campaign and Moscow.
By PBS NewsHour
The story of Seth Rich's death, and the baseless conspiracy that grew from it, is a story of how fake news spreads. From websites and online forums like Reddit to primetime cable TV, people claimed he was the source of…
By Madeline Will, Education Week
Months after the 2016 presidential election, a majority of educators polled say that national politics have created a sharp divide among students, leaving teachers grappling with how to handle classroom conversations about controversial issues.
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