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Media Literacy and Spotting "Fake News": Home

A guide to help you evaluate online information.

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This guide will help you:

  • 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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In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, WPL has put together a guide with helpful links to current information from local agencies, provincial and national information, as well as sources for the latest research.

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COVID-19 - Spotting Fake News

Fake News In The News

COVID-19 - Spotting Scams

The News: A User's Manual by Alain De Botton
The Smear by Sharyl Attkinson
Bunk by Kevin Young
Blur by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosentiel
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
1984 by George Orwell
A Higher Loyalty by James Comey
Truth by Hector MacDonald
The Beaverton Presents Glorious and/or Free: The True History of Canada by Luke Field
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