Fact or Fiction Online?
Date posted: November 5, 2018
This week is Media Literacy Week. This year’s theme is Fact or Fake: Helping the World Stop Misinformation it Its Tracks, highlighting the importance of verifying that online information is true, unbiased and relevant.
Here are some places you can find more tips and tools for evaluating web information:
- Authenticating Information including Reality Check – from MediaSmarts
- Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning about Fake News – from the New York Times Learning Network
- Turn Students into Fact-Finding Web Detectives – from Common Sense Education
- Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers – a free online book
This video describes a technique that we can adopt from professional fact checkers:
Want to test your skills at separating fact from fiction? Try these quizzes.