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According to The Learning Portal, fake news is....
"Made-up, false information packaged and shared as real news."
Fake news also:
See our Tips + Tools webpage for information on how to spot Fake News.
According to Britannica.com, confirmation bias is ...
"The tendency to process information by looking for, or interpreting, information that is consistent with one’s existing beliefs"
Social media exacerbates confirmation bias by creating a filter bubble which isolates you from being exposed to beliefs that differ from you own.
According to NAMLE, media literacy is ...
The ability to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, CREATE, and ACT using all forms of communication.
MEDIA = "all electronic or digital means and print or artistic visuals used to transmit messages."
LITERACY = "ability to encode and decode symbols and to synthesize and analyze messages."
MEDIA LITERACY = ""ability to encode and decode the symbols transmitted via media and the ability to synthesize, analyze and produce mediated messages."
1. Understand and respect the power of mass communication messages.
2. Understand content by paying attention and filtering out noise.
3. Understand emotional versus reasoned reactions to mass communication content in order to act accordingly.
4. Develop heightened expectations of mass communication content.
5. Understand genre conventions and recognize when they are being mixed.
6. Think critically about mass communication messages, no matter how credible their source.
7. Understand the internal language of mass communication to understand its effects, no matter how complex.