Recent posts from sources where the majority of shared articles aligned “very liberal” (blue, on the left) and “very conservative” (red, on the right) in a large Facebook study. In 2015, the journal Science published a research paper by Facebook scientists (Bakshy, Eytan; Messing, Solomon; Adamic, Lada, 2015, “Replication Data for: Exposure to Ideologically Diverse News and Opinion on Facebook”, Harvard Dataverse, V2) which looked at how a subset of the social network’s users reacted to the news appearing in their feeds.
For six months, Facebook tracked and analyzed the content shared by 10.1 million of its users (who were anonymized). These users had identified their political views in their own profiles on Facebook. Analyzing these users’ political labels, the researchers categorized each as very liberal, liberal, neutral, conservative or very conservative. Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources - EasyBib Blog. 10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog. For many of us, 2016 is going down as a year to forget.
Election upsets, Zika, the Syrian crisis, and unfortunately tons of fake news about all of the above and everything in between. Denzel Washington was recently quoted as saying, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” So what should you do? You want to be informed, but a good deal of the information out there is incorrect or biased. 1. Links and citations allow us to easily access, read, and explore more about the information found in the article. Can the Queen Legally Kill President Trump with a Sword? Claim: Queen Elizabeth asserted she has the legal authority to kill President Trump with a sword should he enter Buckingham Palace. false Example: [Collected via e-mail, February 2017] Origin:On 31 January 2017, the British web site The Daily Mash reported that Queen Elizabeth had made a shocking statement regarding her authority should U.S.
President Donald Trump visit Buckingham Palace: THE QUEEN has confirmed that if President Trump makes a state visit, she can kill him with a sword and nobody can touch her.Palace staff have assured the Queen that, according to English law, Trump is a subject of the Crown and can, if judged to be damaging the monarchy, be dispatched without repercussion.She said: “I haven’t made up my mind yet. As is often the case with such items, the original report regarding the British monarch's putative legal authority to slay an American president with impunity quickly became decoupled from its original source when as it was shared via social media.
Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 70 Links to Help. It's all around us.
It's permeated Facebook, Twitter, all social media and the Internet. Yet I have seen adults fall for these hoaxes all the time. It's been hard for me to not say anything when I see these stories repeated and shared daily. Many times I have just referenced snopes.com. Yet people fall for this all the time. Below I have collected a slew of resources to aid teachers and their students with the task of spotting fake news. Home - Fake News - LibGuides at Indiana University East. There are four broad categories of fake news, according to media professor Melissa Zimdars of Merrimack College.
CATEGORY 1: Fake, false, or regularly misleading websites that are shared on Facebook and social media. Some of these websites may rely on “outrage” by using distorted headlines and decontextualized or dubious information in order to generate likes, shares, and profits. Fake News Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts : All Tech Considered. Guido Rosa/Getty Images/Ikon Images Fake news stories can have real-life consequences.
On Sunday, police said a man with a rifle who claimed to be "self-investigating" a baseless online conspiracy theory entered a Washington, D.C., pizzeria and fired the weapon inside the restaurant. So, yes, fake news is a big problem. These stories have gotten a lot of attention, with headlines claiming Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump in November's election and sites like American News sharing misleading stories or taking quotes out of context. And when sites like DC Gazette share stories about people who allegedly investigated the Clinton family being found dead, the stories go viral and some people believe them. Stopping the proliferation of fake news isn't just the responsibility of the platforms used to spread it. The idea is that people should have a fundamental sense of media literacy.
Both Mantzarlis and Zimdars agreed there are a few best practices people can use when reading articles online. Digital Literacy and "Fake News": Resources to Help You Help Your Students. Login Explore NotificationsInvites.
Battling Fake News in the Classroom. In this post-election period, there has been a lot of discussion about fake news, particularly about how it is spread and shared online, and whether it influenced the recent presidential election. On November 22, Stanford University released an influential study showing that middle and high school students—and even some in college—have trouble distinguishing which online resources are credible.
The inescapable fact is that young people need to be prepared for the Wild West of information that they live in and will grow up in. It is also imperative that we, as educators, prepare young people for the important job of responsible and informed citizenship. This Is How You Can Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook - BuzzFeed News. Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda. Skip to main content Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda This guide offers a brief introduction to the spread of misinformation of all kinds and tools for identifying it, and reading the news with a more informed eye A Visual Take Library Resources Using library databases is a near-foolproof way to find credible information.
Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda. The News Literacy Project. False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources. Fake Facebook News Sites to Avoid. As Facebook and now Google face scrutiny for promoting fake news stories, Melissa Zimdars, a communication and media professor from Merrimack College in Massachusetts, has compiled a handy list of websites you should think twice about trusting.
“Below is a list of fake, false, regularly misleading, and otherwise questionable ‘news’ organizations that are commonly shared on Facebook and other social media sites,” Zimdars explains. “Many of these websites rely on ‘outrage’ by using distorted headlines and decontextualized or dubious information in order to generate likes, shares, and profits.” (Click here to see the list.) Be warned: Zimdars’s list is expansive in scope, and stretches beyond the bootleg sites (many of them headquartered in Macedonia) that write fake news for the sole reason of selling advertisements. Dataminr. New Graph Tries To Break Down Real And Fake News — How'd They Do?
The Honest Truth about Fake News … and How Not to Fall for It (with Lesson Plan) Did you hear that Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump for president?
Or that Hillary Clinton sold weapons to ISIS? Crazy, right? And … 100 percent false. But if you were one of the millions of people drawn to a bogus headline in your Facebook feed — or other social media platform of choice — and found yourself reading an article on what seemed like a legitimate news site (something like, say, The Political Insider, which “reported” the Clinton-ISIS story), then why wouldn’t you believe it?
I mean, people you supposedly trust shared it with you and it ranked high in the Google search. Welcome to the world of “fake news.” Digital deception It comes as little surprise that the web is chock full of commercial click-bait hoaxes: get-rich-quick schemes, free Caribbean cruises, erectile dysfunction treatments … you name it. But as it turns out, the internet is also teeming with bogus information sites that masquerade as real news. Fake News Is Here: Help Students Detect It. We highly recommend that teachers explore the New York Times Learning Network article (1/19/17) sharing many lesson ideas and resources (including this post): Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning About Fake News.
By Frank W. Baker “Dewey Defeats Truman” read the large-type headline on the front page of The Chicago Daily Tribune for the issue published the night of the 1948 presidential election. The headline was wrong: Harry Truman HAD won. The paper went to press before the final votes were counted. How to outsmart fake news in your Facebook feed.
It doesn't have to be this way. Fake news is actually really easy to spot -- if you know how. Consider this your New Media Literacy Guide. 1. Does the story come from a strange URL? Log In - New York Times. We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned : All Tech Considered.
"The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right. " Fanatic Studio/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Fanatic Studio/Getty Images "The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right. " Lesson Plan: How to Spot Fake News. The problem of fake news came to a dizzying head in 2016 when a man fired a shot in a family pizzeria as he “self-investigated” a false report of a child abuse ring led by top democrats. A BuzzFeed report confirmed that fake news stories, such as the one that claimed Hillary Clinton sold arms to ISIS, were actually viewed more times than articles from established and legitimate news sources. Did fake news have an impact on the election?
How do we address the problem from here? This lesson plan features a Channel One News report on the problem. Then, students analyze the problem and consider steps media outlets and individuals need to take to prevent the viral spread of propaganda. Opening Activity. Statements about Education. Comment choisir vos informations - Damon Brown. Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources - EasyBib Blog. 10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog. Can the Queen Legally Kill President Trump with a Sword? Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 70 Links to Help. Home - Fake News - LibGuides at Indiana University East. False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources. Fake News Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts : All Tech Considered.
How to Detect a Facebook Scammer With Google Reverse Image Search. Research. Feline Reactions to Bearded Men. Digital Literacy and "Fake News": Resources to Help You Help Your Students. This Is How You Can Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook - BuzzFeed News. Facebook fake-news writer: ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’ Twitter, Google, Facebook are changing their policies to prevent bullying and improve accuracy. (Reuters) Twitter, Google, Facebook are changing their policies to prevent bullying and improve accuracy.
Twitter, Google, Facebook are changing their policies to prevent bullying and improve accuracy. (Reuters) What do the Amish lobby, gay wedding vans and the ban of the national anthem have in common?