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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 (8)

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Such important info in this digital age.
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+7
 
Very important information now a days
 
wonderful
 
I thought is was very heplful
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thank you
 
Good information and helpful resources. Thank you.
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+2
 
Thanks for sharing such good information
Full Member
 
Good webinar! I'd recommend learning about the Media Research Center (Brent Bozell). It is a great primer to be able to ferret out media disinformation! Thanks for the webinar!
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