The Role of Reasoning-and-Proving
We hear a lot of debate about ‘fake news’ in our politics these days – what it is, what it is not, and how we can get honest information and guard ourselves against being deceived. What does fake news have to do
Oscar Wilde once wrote “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Imagine what he’d think today with the overwhelming amount of digital information at everyone’s fingertips.
Inside student-led, inquiry-based classrooms, teachers know that building digital literacy and media skills deserves focused attention. While our students
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Facebook is now flagging particular articles as “disputed” in an effort to honor freedom of speech while avoiding being complicit in disseminating misinformation and views that run counter to the company’s mission. It’s one sign among many that we are teaching in
One of the hottest headlines the past several months has been about the media itself: reports of "fake news." Unethical reporting, conspiracy theories, and misinformation are nothing new. But the prevalence of fake news and the seeming power it has recently had to influence public