MediaSmarts release tip sheet on False News

April 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

From today’s MediaSmarts web page titled MediaSmarts and Facebook Tackle False News in Canadian Initiative: “MediaSmarts is partnering with Facebook Canada to help Canadians become better informed readers in the digital age. False online content isn’t a new problem, and it’s not unique to Facebook, but it is up to all of us to fight it. Many of us lack the search, authentication and critical thinking skills we need to find accurate information online and to recognize false or misleading content”

How to recognize false content online – the new 5 Ws [pdf] provides a 5 W lens (what, why, who,when, and where) to think about, to question and inquire about news – from any source – before believing, promoting  and sharing.

Check it out! Rowan

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