According to a recent, year-long study by Stanford School of Education, 70% of students in grades 6-8 could not distinguish between fake news and authentic news on the web. Additionally, according to the Pew Research Center, a majority of adults in this country are getting their news in real time from their social media feeds, uncurated spaces where falsehoods often thrive.
We know that recognizing fake news and it's more subtle sidekick, bias, requires the cultivation of a critical mind set as well as a core set of skills. This is something that we learn in Digital Fluency classes. However, for those of you who would like to familiarize yourself ahead of class or give yourself a refresher, here are some helpful resources.