How to spot fake news

can be challenging! One of the negative aspects of social media is that it is so easy to spread misinformation online.  Take this quiz from the NYT to check if you are able to spot the fake news.

Fortunately, there are numerous online tools to check whether the news is fake or not.

  1. Read this article by  The Guardian  about  NewsGuard that makes it easier to detect false news.  Is this something you would use and recommend to others?
  2. Find at least two news stories and use this flow chart by the BBC to check if the information and the source are reliable.
  3. Share your findings with your group members.
  4. Discuss: Why is it so important to be critical to what we read online?fake news II-M

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