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Fake News In The News
Fake News In The News
Fake News: How A Partying Macedonian Teen Earns Thousands Publishing Lies | NBC News
Google, Facebook Work to Ban Fake News | ABC News
Disinformation in the News
As Fake News Spreads Lies, More Readers Shrug at the Truth
December 2016 article from The New York Times explores the problems of fake news are causing more readers to doubt everything, including real news.
Beware online "filter bubbles"
TedTalk from Eli Pariser which examines the effects of personalized searches and online "filter bubbles."
It took only 36 hours for these students to solve Facebook's fake-news problem
College students Anant Goel, Nabanita De, Qinglin Chen and Mark Craft created a Chrome extension to help combat the spread of fake news.
This Analysis Shows How Viral Fake Election News Stories Outperformed Real News On Facebook
A BuzzFeed News analysis found that top fake election news stories generated more total engagement on Facebook than top election stories from 19 major news outlets combined.
From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece
Cameron Harris created a fake story about an electrical worker who stumbled upon stacked boxes of ballots pre-marked for Hillary Clinton. This is how it happened.
Disinformation and Education
Fact-Checking Day Lesson Plan
Lesson plan from The Poynter Institute with accompanying video.
The Honest Truth about Fake News … and How Not to Fall for It (with Lesson Plan)
Blog post and lesson idea from KQED News.
Information Literacy Lessons Crucial in a Post-Truth World
Blog post from AASL's Knowledge Quest.
In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play
Interview with Professor Nicole A. Cooke of the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences.
Lesson Idea: Media Literacy and Fake News
Lesson plan from C-SPAN classroom.
News or Not
Blog post from Knowledge Quest, the journal of the American Association of School Librarians.
Students Have 'Dismaying' Inability To Tell Fake News From Real, Study Finds
Article from NPR discussing 2016 Stanford study on students and information literacy.
Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world
Post by Joyce Valenza in School Library Journal on teaching news and information literacy.
News and Students? Educators
Blog post from NEA Today.
Why Students Can't Google Their Way to the Truth
Article from EdWeek discussing 2016 Stanford study on student information literacy skills.
How Maine Teachers Are Trying To Steer Students Away From Fake News
While many social media sites are trying to stop the spread, Maine educators are stepping up, too, helping students differentiate between fact and fiction.
Oct 12, 2021 1:30 PM
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