In an era marked by cries of “fake news,” teaching media literacy skills to young consumers is more important than ever. How do schools teach students consuming and sharing news responsibly? PBS Newshour’s Student Reporting Labs talks to students about…
By PBS NewsHour
We reached out to Google to ask about the misinformation we found for the “Antifa civil war” search in “Top stories,” and they declined to comment. However, by the following day, searches for those same terms did not return any…
By Cameron Hickey and Miles O'Brien
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
By Victoria Pasquantonio
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…
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."…
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.
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