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April 10, 2017
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Fake News: The Fightback!

Facebook to offer users tips on spotting fake news – The Guardian Google adds fact checking feature to search results to debunk fake news – iNews Google, like Facebook, has come under increasing pressure to tackle the rise of fake … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Checking the Checkers

Google and Facebook have announced new techniques to help users spot misleading news stories. Meanwhile Germany plans to fine firms which spread fake news. Which approach will work better? – The Day

March 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Fake news, you say?

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 … Continue reading

February 3, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Fake News Week

Channel 4 Announces Fake News Week Channel 4 will examine ‘Fake News’ in a week-long season of programming this February that gives an insight into the post-truth world. From the fakers peddling fiction as fact to professional blaggers stealing the … Continue reading

February 2, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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‘Children must be trained to fight fake news’

Fake news, propaganda, misinformation: the media, says one prominent journalist, has reached its ‘nadir’. And another columnist says children should be taught to separate fact from fiction. The Day reports on recent debate over how – and whether – to … Continue reading

January 16, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Ten Questions for Fake News Detection

Check out this handy pdf from The News Literacy Project for spotting ‘fake news’ – “Use the questions [to] assess the likelihood that a piece of information is fake news. The more red flags you circle, the more skeptical you … Continue reading

January 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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If you want to save democracy, learn to think like a scientist

In this new age of social media, our news is no longer being filtered through major media outlets that have teams of meticulous and principled fact checkers. As a result, empiricism is more important than ever. We all must be trained to navigate through the false information, and we can do that by thinking like scientists. Continue reading

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