Be MediaWise: Teaching Students to Stop Hoaxes

Be MediaWise: Teaching Students to Stop Hoaxes

Can you spot fact from fake? It’s a lot harder than you might think. In this session, you'll learn fact-checking and verification techniques from expert fact-checkers fighting against the spread of misinformation. You'll also learn about MediaWise, a new project of the Poynter Institute, the Stanford History Education Group and Google.org to teach and train 1 million students on the skills needed to detect and debunk suspect stories, photos and videos.

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Format: Talk
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding
Online: Slides