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Informed Media Consumption: An Intro to Fake News and Disinformation

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Fake news, alternative facts, urban myths, false equivalencies...the list of euphemisms for lies in the media goes on and on. The problem is that, for a variety of reasons, many people have difficulty differentiating between fact and fiction in the media - and that is true for both educators and students. Join Susan Brooks-Young as she offers an overview of how numbers and words are often used to misrepresent facts. She will share how recognizing these red flags can alert you and your students that you need to take a closer look at what is being said and evaluate it - rather than accepting it as fact.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 @ 3:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Digital Citizenship, Digital Media, Internet Searches
Tags: digital literacy, disinformation, evaluate media, fake news, media consumption, media literacy

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Good information!
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Very informative.
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nice job, thanks
Very relevant information for today's virtual world of teaching
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