Fake News: Part 1Fake news is more than a social media menace—it’s threatening critical thinking skills needed to develop information literacy. Combined with the impulse to share exciting, shocking and alarming stories, fake news is shaping—and distorting—perceptions, especially in younger demographics. In this video, viewers learn what drives fake news, how to spot it and how to de-bunk it. They’ll see how to distinguish between bias and accuracy, and opinion from fact. Vignettes that mimic online feeds and searches show how to detect completely false stories, slanted information, pure propaganda and misused data.
Fake News: Part 2Fake news is prevalent because it seems so real. But passing it along via social media is more than sharing. It lends credibility to untrustworthy sources. By explaining click baits, bias and information bubbles, this video helps viewers discern what’s real and what’s not. Startling examples of altered photos reveal the skills employed by fake newsmongers. Cross-referencing to determine objective news sources and sites is explained along with reverse image search and expert confirmation. This video will assist viewers in getting past the hype of fake news to discover the real story.
After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake NewsThis eye-opening documentary sheds light on the rising phenomenon of “fake news” in the U.S. and the real-life threat that disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news stories have on the average citizen.
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Fact or Fake: How to Spot Fake NewsInternet Know How tackles fake news: what it is and how to spot it. In this video you will learn how to search and compare news stories and identify credible sources. This program will also explain why it’s important to be aware of personal bias and the tricks that propagators of fake news use to get your attention.
Spotting Misinformation OnlineThe internet brings a world of information to your fingertips, but not all information is equal. Whether you're seeking news, product reviews, health data, or any other kind of information, it's important to use trustworthy sources. In this short course, Andrew Seaman, former Ethics Chair for the Society of Professional Journalists, shows how to quickly determine the accuracy and reliability of information you find online. Andrew explains how information sharing has changed, in both positive and negative ways, with the advent of the internet. He offers helpful tips for becoming a savvier media consumer of various kinds of online information: news, product reviews, health content, and more. To conclude, Andrew shares free online tools you can use to create healthy information habits.