The News Literacy Project. Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world. EdWebet #75 - Digital Literacy. 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.
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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. New Graph Tries To Break Down Real And Fake News — How'd They Do? Blue Feed, Red Feed. What is this?
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).
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Students need to learn how to sort through mass media and social networks, think critically about the issues, and engage with each other in a healthy and positive way, even when there are differences in opinions and backgrounds. AllSides for Schools helps educators teach these valuable lessons and skills. Commentary: It’s Facebook’s algorithm vs. democracy, and so far the algorithm is winning — NOVA Next. Over the last several years, Facebook has been participating—unintentionally—in the erosion of democracy.
The social network may feel like a modern town square, but thanks to its tangle of algorithms, it’s nothing like the public forums of the past. The company determines, according to its interests and those of its shareholders, what we see and learn on its social network. The result has been a loss of focus on critical national issues, an erosion of civil disagreement, and a threat to democracy itself. Dataminr. Students Reject 'Fake News' To Write Footnoted, Neutral Wikipedia Entries : NPR Ed. Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately.
But for the world's largest crowdsourced encyclopedia, it's nothing new. "Wikipedia has been dealing with fake news since it started 16 years ago," notes LiAnna Davis, deputy director of the Wiki Education Foundation. To combat misinformation, Wikipedia has developed a robust corps of volunteer editors. Anyone can write new entries and scrutinize existing ones for adherence to Wikipedia's rules on sourcing and neutrality. While it's not free of errors or pranks, what results is a resource that 50 million people turn to daily on hundreds of thousands of topics in a few dozen languages. Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles".
Media Literacy- Fake News- Responsible Research. EdWebet74. School Libraries Fight Fake News. Fake news has been all over the real news lately.
From Mark Zuckerburg to Pizzagate, fake news is a huge problem, and it’s not going away on its own. According to a recent study from Stanford University, approximately 80 percent of students struggled to evaluate the credibility of an online resource. This is a little disheartening, since this is a huge part of what we teach as school librarians, and it appears we’ve not been very effective.
There really isn’t a magic formula or checklist that replaces the critical thinking needed to determine if information is credible. Barack Obama: Fake News On Facebook Hurts Democracy. Mark Zuckerberg Addresses Fake News On Facebook. Some have criticized Facebook for being a platform that allowed fake news to spread.
Following the criticism, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released plans to combat fake news on the site. Here's a headline for you - "Pope Francis Shocks The World, Endorses Donald Trump. " That was the most shared story on Facebook during this election season according to a BuzzFeed investigation. Just one problem, it's completely fake, made-up, not true. Stanford Study Finds Most Students Vulnerable To Fake News. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Professor Sam Wineburg about his study that tested over 7,800 teenagers about their ability to differentiate fake from real news and sponsored ads from news articles.
How do kids and teenagers perceive what they read online? Can they tell real news apart from fake news or ads? A new study from Stanford University asked more than 7,800 students to evaluate online articles and news sources. And the results, says lead author Sam Wineburg, are bleak. 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? False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources.