'Fake News,' Bogus Tweets Raise Stakes for Media Literacy
Media literacy is suddenly a front-burner issue for schools, thanks to the recent presidential election, a spate of reports on “fake news,” and new research demonstrating just how ill-equipped young people are to critically evaluate information they encounter online and via social media.
As a result, educators find themselves behind the eight ball, expected to help students negotiate everything from internet hoaxes, to partisan policy advocacy disguised as unbiased news, to a President-elect who has used Twitter to spread baseless claims originating in unfounded conspiracy theories.
The stakes are high, contend the Stanford University researchers behind a widely cited recent study,...'Fake News,' Bogus Tweets Raise Stakes for Media Literacy - Education Week:
Big Education Ape: Mark Zuckerberg: We will not be able to Stop Fake Education News on Facebook - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2016/12/mark-zuckerberg-we-will-not-be-able-to.html
Mark Zuckerberg: We will not be able to Stop Fake Education News on Facebook
Zuckerberg cites the following reasons: