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    Learning About Fake News and How to Spot It

    In this article written by Alina Tugend about the problems of Fake News, it talks about a particular group of students in Brooklyn, New York that are learning news literacy and legitimacy. An issue that our society has, is that...

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    • Dear, Sam
      I’m interested in the topic of media literacy in your post, “Learning About Fake News and How to Spot It” because it shows how we are surrounded by fake news, so it is important to know how to identify it. One sentence that stands out to me is, “This meaning that media literacy is going to be a very important tool in our current generations and is going to be something that must be taught to everyone.” It stands out to me because I know how our generation uses the internet and sees media news every day. That is mostly how we learn about what’s going on in the world. With misleading information, many people could go the wrong way understanding news. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I find your points valid.

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    How to combat fake news and disinformation?

    Fake News There is misleading news content everywhere and on every platform.  We all need to find a way to avoid it.  In order to do this, we need to look at the author of the story and their purpose...

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    • Sam- it’s true… fake news is everywhere. It’s challenging today to find completely non-bias, factual media. This is very divisive. I think that there needs to be some sort of regulation of the media. This reminds me of what I learned in the new movie “The Social Dilemma.”

    • Sam, I like the ideas you’ve outlined here. I agree, there is an increasing amount of fake news in the media these days and this is very hard to avoid. I like your ideas about combatting this, we need to make sure people know where their news is coming from and if it is reliable.

    • Hey Sam, I have to agree with just about everything you said in this post. Especially when you talked about trying to find out what media outlets or specific articles have to gain from you. Finding out if they are selling something or benefit from swaying your opinion greatly helps in taking what they say with a grain of salt.

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    How do we get rid of fake news on social media?

    Fake News  There is misleading news content everywhere and on every platform.  We all need to find a way to avoid it.  In order to do this, we need to look at the author of the story and their purpose...

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