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How False Statistics Spread in the Digital World

In this media literacy activity students analyze a newspaper headline and photo, a tweet, an academic journal and a university survey for messages about the spread of false information via different media sources.

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Resource Details

Relevant Subject Area(s)

Journalism, Sociology, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy

Grade Level(s)

High School, College

Media Type(s)

Informational Text, Magazine, News - Print, Photograph, Social Media


Sox Sperry

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Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: Informational text (RI), Speaking and Listening (SL)