News Literacy: How to Help Learners Tell Fake News From Real
Subject Area: Other
Program Level: Adult Basic Education, ESL/ESOL
Material Type: Presentations/Slideshows
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Abstract: "Fake news" and misinformation has been with us since the tale of the Trojans falling for a wooden horse. But it has been making big headlines recently. Even major news organizations are devoting teams to fact-checking published reports. So how is an adult learner to figure out what's legit? News for You Editor Jennifer Thompson will present a brief overview of the "fake news" crisis and offer ideas and activities to help learners sharpen their online and news literacy skills. We'll also talk about how News for You works to ensure accuracy and fairness.