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    Potential Solution to Misinformation in Social Media

    Social Media is a really good thing. It connects us and is a way to express our opinions and communicate with one another. In today's world, social media is almost vital to have and very important to stay up...

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    • Misinformation is a huge issue in today’s day and age. False information has the ability to tear our society apart as we know it.

    • I like the organization of your post. It provides a clear issue, highlights an example and finally proposes a solution.

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    How can we stop the spread of misinformation and disinformation in social media?

    Misinformation in social media is a serious issue right now, and we have to do something about it. Today, everyone is on social media and there is tons of fake or misleading information out there that manipulates people...

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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.

    • Dear Sam,

      I think this is a fascinating subject that is really relevant these days. With so much knowledge being available online, how does one find accurate and reliable news and information. The quote “Media literacy is the literacy of the 21st century,” rings true. I have had some experience with this myself in AP Seminar and Research, where it is vital to be able to tell whether or not a source can be trusted. Do you have any ideas about how we would teach media literacy? I feel like there are a myriad of ways to approach this topic depending on the age and audience. Is it better to start young and make kids aware that there are sources we shouldn’t trust or should that wait until middle or high school?

      I quite enjoyed the topic and I think you brought up some valid points about the importance of making people aware of what fake news is.

      -Lisa

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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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