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Informed Media Consumption: An Intro to Fake News and Disinformation

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Overview

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.

Details

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

Reviews (26)

Full Member
 
Great information!
Full Member
 
It's always hard to differentiate between "good" information and "bad" information. This definitely helps to start separating the two.
Full Member
+9
 
Helpful information.
 
Great resources to validate news.
Basic Member
 
awesome webinar
 
Great information on how to determine if resources are fact or not. I was surprised.
 
Eye opener!
 
Very informative, thank you!
Full Member
 
I am loving looking through the site TruthorFiction.com! Thank you for all of this helpful information!
 
Beautiful!
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