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Fake news, you say?

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How do I know this isn’t fake news? 😉

This weekend, one of the world’s leading educators said schools should focus on tackling the problem of fake news.

“Distinguishing what is true from what is not is a critical skill today,” said Andreas Schleicher, the director of education at the OECD. Teaching, he added, should give children the analytical skills they need to discriminate between fact and fiction. – The Day

Read the full article here; includes hyperlinked further reading and videos:

“…Public trust in traditional media outlets has been in long-term decline. But could new teaching techniques be part of a fightback?..Last week Charlie Beckett, a journalism professor at LSE, said fake news had led to a boom in fact-checking and myth-busting, and a renewed interest in developing news literacy.”

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