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ITE 119 - Media Literacy

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About This Playbook

This playbook provides information on two topics of media literacy: media bias and mis/disinformation (fake news).

Learning objectives

After working with this playbook, students will be able to

  • Define bias and media bias
  • Identify bias in news reporting
  • Explain how bias affects reader trust
  • Define misinformation and disinformation
  • Identify misinformation in news reporting
  • Describe why groups and individuals disseminate misinformation and disinformation
  • Use lateral reading and fact checking to research the validity of claims and to investigate conspiracy theories

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