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Protect Yourself from Fake News - Fact v. Fiction - Fake News - Academic Guid... Here are some steps you can take to become a critical news consumer: Determine what type of article you are reading Is it an editorial or opinion piece? These articles reflect the author's personal beliefs and point of view. Infographic: Beyond Fake News - 10 Types of Misleading News The work needed to effectively filter information in our media-saturated environment takes time and skill. A study showed that the more content we consume, the more our ability to make decisions about its veracity becomes impaired. With 80% of Europeans now regularly going online, it is vital for the sustainable and effective functioning of democracy for citizens to be able to curate their media diets with a healthy critical eye. Our Beyond Fake News infographic identifies the 10 types of potentially misleading news.

Third Thought - Waynflete Third Thought Initiatives for Civic Engagement was established with the financial support of a $250,000 matching grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. Through a variety of youth-centered initiatives, Third Thought channels the energy and capacity of young people and supports their development as agents of change in a nation that suffers from divisions that paralyze our democratic processes. Our work is based on the belief that: diversity of thought and experience is a source of wisdom that should be valued rather than feared.young people have the desire to be civically engaged members of our communities.young people can be trusted to lead conversations that bridge the divides on the most pressing issues of our day.young people have the capacity to work creatively and collaboratively across differences. An experiment in revitalizing democracy by teaching students from communities across Maine dialogue across difference.

Can you spot the problem with these headlines? (Level 1) - Sometimes a health headline will focus on a study done in mice, or done with only 2 people, or done by forcing people to run hundreds of miles a day. The farther the study is from who you are and how you act in your real life, the less likely the results will translate directly to you. For example, the Physicians Health Study is a well-known study that was conducted in the 1980s that demonstrated that aspirin reduced the risk of having a heart attack. The observed effect was very strong and lead to headlines such as: “Health; Doctors Confirm Benefits of Aspirin”, however this study was only conducted among men, and since it has been demonstrated that the effect may not be the same for women.

Filter bubble Template:Direct1 The term was coined by internet activist Eli Pariser circa 2010 (Technology such as social media) “lets you go off with like-minded people, so you're not mixing and sharing and understanding other points of view ... It's super important. Turn Students into Fact-Finding Web Detectives Fact-Checking Tips and Tools for Teachers and Students Show students where to look for credible information on the web. Explain that professional fact-checkers may already have done this important work for us. Use the resources below as references for finding vetted and fact-checked information.

What is fake news? How to spot it and what you can do to stop it Until recently, there was news and “not news” – as denoted by comments of “that’s not news” below the line on more light-hearted stories or features. Now there is “fake news”, said to be behind the election of Donald Trump as US president and a recent incident involving a gunman at a Washington pizzeria. The term has become widely used – too widely. Serial Retrial Expert Witness: Vacated Conviction for Serial's Adnan Syed Serial, a multi-episode nonfiction podcast hosted by investigative journalist Sarah Koenig, featured Syed’s case in its inaugural season in 2014. Since then, the episodes discussing Syed’s case have been downloaded over 80 million times. Thus making Serial one of the most listened-to podcasts of all time. Public attention aside, what may be interesting to the legal community is why the court granted Syed a new trial.

A Nixon Deepfake, a 'Moon Disaster' Speech and an Information Ecosystem at Risk What can former U.S. president Richard Nixon possibly teach us about artificial intelligence today and the future of misinformation online? Nothing. The real Nixon died 26 years ago.