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Media Literacy and Spotting "Fake News": Home

Boost your media literacy skills. Learn about different types of fake news, along with tools to help spot it.

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  • learn about media and digital literacy
  • learn how to spot fake news
  • understand the different types of fake news
  • evaluate websites and the information they share

You will also find resources just for parents and educators.


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Media Literacy In The News

Misinformation: Russia and Ukraine

The Smear by Sharyl Attkinson
Bunk by Kevin Young
Blur by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosentiel
1984 by George Orwell
Truth by Hector MacDonald
No is Not Enough: Resisting the new shock politics and winning the world we need by Naomi Klein
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
Fake News Separating Truth From Fiction
Fake news and the factories that make it by Kristina Lyn Heitkamp
Information wars : how we lost the global battle against disinformation and what we can do about it by Richard Stengel