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Research Process: Detecting Fake News & Disinformation

The Importance of Disinformation Literacy Skills

"Can you distinguish among advertisements, sponsored content, and articles? If you read a Tweet, can you evaluate the political motivations behind it and whether or not it may spread biased information? Can you confidently determine if a photograph is real or has been Photoshopped? These skills matter if a student wants to use these sources as research. Teaching information literacy skills takes a lot of time. Students need a lot of practice, and it needs to be real-world practice, not in the fake laboratory of the made-up websites by educators trying to teach website evaluation. It also helps just to have students think, which requires going beyond textbook reading and PowerPoint lecture notes. Not developing critical thinking skills has serious real-world effects on all of us." - Jamie Gregory, from Teaching Disinformation Literacy

BREAK THE FAKE TAKE THE QUIZ!

HOW REAL IS FAKE NEWS? TEDX

WHY IT'S SO EASY TO FALL FOR FAKE NEWS CBC

DEEP FAKES ****WARNING SOME COARSE LANGUAGE

HOAX VIDEO SITES

BREXIT AND IMPACT OF FAKE NEWS