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Fake News: The Evolution of Media

Is there an alternative to a “post-truth” world?

Overview

In this lesson, students explore how media has changed since the 1900s and the impact this has had on how people consume news.

They will be able to describe what “fake news” means and analyse the how it affects individuals and society. They will also discover a number of strategies for spotting fake news stories and fighting misinformation and/or disinformation online.

Ultimately, the session asks them to consider who should be held accountable for monitoring fake news.

 

Acknowledgment:

These teaching and learning resources were developed in partnership with the global firm, FTI Consulting. We are grateful for their support in boosting young people’s awareness of our democracy, and the ways we can work together to strengthen society for everybody.

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