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AP Stylebook on Polls and Surveys. AP Stylebook on polls and surveys Stories based on public opinion polls must include the basic information for an intelligent evaluation of the results.

AP Stylebook on Polls and Surveys

Such stories must be carefully worded to avoid exaggerating the meaning of the poll results. Information that should be in every story based on a poll includes the answers to these questions: 1. Who did the poll and who paid for it? Any reporting of such polls must highlight the poll's sponsor, so that readers can be aware of the potential for bias from such sponsorship.) 2. 3. 4. 5. 5 Strategies for Spotting Fake News Stories (and Why You Need To) Fake news happens just as often as real news does.

5 Strategies for Spotting Fake News Stories (and Why You Need To)

That’s especially true in our interconnected Internet-driven age of information. Getting duped by fake news is one of the inherent risks of consuming information on the Internet. So how do we tell the fake stuff from the real goods? Sometimes we read a headline that sort of makes us stop and think, “Wait, really?

Why I Get All My News From a Man Trapped At the Bottom of a Well - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. If Americans can agree on one thing in these divisive times, it’s the unreliability of the mainstream media.

Why I Get All My News From a Man Trapped At the Bottom of a Well - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Whether it’s alarmingly erroneous polling predictions or unapologetic partisan bias, we live in an age where no media outlet can be trusted — which is why for my political news, opinion, and analysis, I turn to a man trapped at the bottom of a well. I understand that you may have some questions, but allow me first to say that I admittedly don’t know much about my sole political correspondent, other than that he most certainly has been confined within the cavernous depths of a damp pit for as long as I can remember.

I don’t know how he arrived in this predicament, or what he eats, or even how he keeps his presumably filthy finger on the pulse of our nation’s political climate, but his logic is irrefutable and his arguments are as rock-solid as the stones that form his subterranean prison. Combating Fake News And Teaching Digital Literacy. If the most recent U.S.

Combating Fake News And Teaching Digital Literacy

Election has taught us anything it's that we live in an era of fake news and sites. With accusations flying of manipulation of stories, the media and voters, it’s truly hard to know if what we read on blogs, social media and other sites is actually the truth or a tale spun to generate clicks. To further compound the problem a recent study from Stanford shows that the vast majority of students can’t determine it what they read on websites is true or baloney. The study showed More than two out of three middle-schoolers couldn’t see any valid reason to mistrust a post written by a bank executive arguing that young adults need more financial-planning help. And nearly four in 10 high-school students believed, based on the headline, that a photo of deformed daisies on a photo-sharing site provided strong evidence of toxic conditions near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, even though no source or location was given for the photo.

There’s a Psychological Reason for the Appeal of Fake News. A more plausible explanation is our relative inattention to the credibility of the news source.

There’s a Psychological Reason for the Appeal of Fake News

I’ve been studying the psychology of online news consumption for over two decades, and one striking finding across several experiments is that online news readers don’t seem to really care about the importance of journalistic sourcing – what we in academia refer to as “professional gatekeeping.” This laissez-faire attitude, together with the difficulty of discerning online news sources, is at the root of why so many believe fake news. Do people even consider news editors credible? Since the earliest days of the internet, fake news has circulated online.

In the 1980s there were online discussion communities called Usenet newsgroups where hoaxes would be shared among cliques of conspiracy theorists and sensation-mongers. Sometimes these conspiracies would spill out into the mainstream. Back in the 1990s, as part of my dissertation, I conducted the first-ever experiment on online news sources.

Why Google might not be able to stop "fake news" Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds. Preteens and teens may appear dazzlingly fluent, flitting among social-media sites, uploading selfies and texting friends.

Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds

But they’re often clueless about evaluating the accuracy and trustworthiness of what they find. Some 82% of middle-schoolers couldn’t distinguish between an ad labeled “sponsored content” and a real news story on a website, according to a Stanford University study of 7,804 students from middle school through college. The study, set for release Tuesday, is the biggest so far on how teens evaluate information they find online. Many students judged the credibility of newsy tweets based on how much detail they contained or whether a large photo was attached, rather than on the source.

More than two out of three middle-schoolers couldn’t see any valid reason to mistrust a post written by a bank executive arguing that young adults need more financial-planning help. However, fewer schools now have librarians, who traditionally taught research skills. Snopes' Field Guide to Fake News Sites and Hoax Purveyors. The sharp increase in popularity of social media networks (primarily Facebook) has created a predatory secondary market among online publishers seeking to profitably exploit the large reach of those networks and their huge customer bases by spreading fake news and outlandish rumors.

Snopes' Field Guide to Fake News Sites and Hoax Purveyors

Competition for social media’s large supply of willing eyeballs is fierce, and a number of frequent offenders regularly fabricate salacious and attention-grabbing tales simply to drive traffic (and revenue) to their sites. Facebook has worked at limiting the reach of hoax-purveying sites in their customers’ news feeds, inhibiting (but not eradicating) the spread of fake news stories. Hoaxes and fake news are often little more than annoyances to unsuspecting readers; but sometimes circulating stories negatively affect businesses or localities by spreading false, disruptive claims that are widely believed. National Report. How to avoid getting conned by fake news sites - CNET. You don't need Socrates to tell you that some websites spin crazy, made-up yarns just so you'll click a link.

How to avoid getting conned by fake news sites - CNET

False information and fake news have been a problem on the internet almost since the beginning. The situation is so bad, one website,, is dedicated to debunking crazy internet tales and rumors that pop up like digital cockroaches. The issue rose to prominence again with the election of Donald Trump, which critics say was aided by fake news reports that were rampant across social media, especially Facebook. We Have a Bad News Problem, Not a Fake News Problem. In the days since the 8 November 2016 presidential election, news outlets have been rushing to cover a phenomenon we here at have been dealing with for many years, one that is only now finally becoming widely recognized, addressed, or understood: the plague of bad news on the Internet.

We Have a Bad News Problem, Not a Fake News Problem

Unfortunately, that phenomenon is commonly being referred to as a "fake news problem," a term that itself may be nearly as misleading as the issue it seeks to address. Certainly, the online world is full of fake news — fabricated stories set loose via social media with clickbait headlines and tantalizing images, intended for no purpose other than to fool readers and generate advertising revenues for their publishers. But just as the term "urban legend" (which has a specific folkloric meaning) was long ago co-opted to broadly refer to any narrative that is false or questionable, so the term "fake news" is now being used so broadly as to blur important distinctions. Will Cutting Off Ads From Google & Facebook Really Stop Fake News? I've already argued that the rush to point fingers at Facebook for allowing lots of fake news to get passed around is greatly overhyped by people searching for explanations for last week's election results.

Will Cutting Off Ads From Google & Facebook Really Stop Fake News?

That doesn't mean that people shouldn't be looking to do something about fake news on various platforms. On Monday, Google also faced some controversy over fake news, when its top result for people searching for "final election results" pointed to a fake news site with made up numbers. In response, a few hours later, Google announced that it was going to start banning fake news sites from using Google's AdSense ad product. A few hours after that, Facebook announced a similar pledge to stop allowing those sites to make money from Facebook. Let Them Eat Facts: Why Fact Checking Is Mostly Useless In Convincing Voters.

Last week I wrote a bit about the ridiculous and misguided backlash against Facebook over the election results. The basis of the claim was that there were a bunch of fake or extremely misleading stories shared on the site by Trump supporters, and some felt that helped swing the election (and, yes, there were also fake stories shared by Clinton supporters -- but apparently sharing fake news was nearly twice as common among Trump supporters than Clinton supporters). I still think this analysis blaming Facebook is wrong. Web giants Google and Facebook seek to cut off revenues from fake news sites. Be the First to Test NLP’s checkology™ Virtual Classroom. Skip to main content Be the First to Test NLP’s checkology™ Virtual Classroom The News Literacy Project’s checkology™ virtual classroom is here, and you can be among the first to try it! For a limited time, NLP is offering premium-level access to this exciting new e-learning environment for free to teachers who qualify for one of our mini-grants.

What is the checkology™ virtual classroom? Bernie Sanders Could Replace President Trump With Little Known Loophole. Facebook may have built then ditched an update to fight fake news - CNET. 6 in 10 of you will share this link without reading it, a new, depressing study says. (iStock) On June 4, the satirical news site the Science Post published a block of “lorem ipsum” text under a frightening headline: “Study: 70% of Facebook users only read the headline of science stories before commenting.”

Nearly 46,000 people shared the post, some of them quite earnestly — an inadvertent example, perhaps, of life imitating comedy. Now, as if it needed further proof, the satirical headline’s been validated once again: According to a new study by computer scientists at Columbia University and the French National Institute, 59 percent of links shared on social media have never actually been clicked: In other words, most people appear to retweet news without ever reading it.

Sigm095 gabielkov. If you use Facebook to get your news, please — for the love of democracy — read this first. Use Facebook to get your news? For the love of democracy — read this first. By Caitlin Dewey June 3, 2015 Facebook’s 1.44 billion users rely on the site for lots of things: keeping in touch, sharing photos, casual stalking.

Sign in - Google Accounts. Bob Simon: There are not always two sides to every story. There are not always two sides to every story. For me, that is Bob Simon's legacy. I heard him say that for the first time only this morning, a soundbite from an old Emmy acceptance speech edited into his obituary -- one of many, I imagine, crafted quickly in newsrooms overnight. There were not two sides in Sarajevo, he said. There were not two sides in Rwanda. Sometimes the truth is obvious. Blog — The King vs. ISIS: Take this week’s Viral News... ?utm_content=bufferd691c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.

"We do not aggregate articles; we aggregate facts which we find in articles. " By Sage Lazzaro 12/16 2:20pm. JD Ferries-Rowe sur Twitter : "Heading to @wfyi on a rainy day to talk a little #newsliteracy & #digcit @brebeufjesuit... The News Literacy Project. JD Ferries-Rowe sur Twitter : "Definitely. MT @MsMaryOwen: Hey, ya'll should follow @jdferries...might be funnier on Twitter. #newsliteracy #LOL. ?. JD Ferries-Rowe sur Twitter : "coding teaches beyond data: logical progression, thinking, engagement - ideas transfer to #newsliteracy. #NLsummit. Breaking down barriers to reading news: 7 good questions with Newsela’s Jennifer Coogan. Published Updated 03/05/14 7:48 am Program Coordinator of the American Press Institute @kevinloker. Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning.