Fake News - Part 1: How to Recognize Fake News Series
Catalogue Number: 395056
Producer: Films Media Group
Subject: Business Studies, Current Events, Family Studies/Home Economics, Marketing, Media Literacy, Politics, Social Media, Social Sciences
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: U.S
Copyright Year: 2018
Running Time: 23
Closed Captions: Yes
Fake 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.
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