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Filtering Out Fake News

Want to tune up your fake news filter? These tools and activities will take you beyond the catchphrase and memes to help you understand the methods and motivations behind false news.

  • Activity

    Cooking Up Clickbait

    This quick activity will provide an entertaining introduction to questions about how we respond to and consume media, and how these habits connect to the issues of “fake” and flawed news.

  • Artifacts

    Fake News Through History: Analyzing Historical Sources

    Fake news is not a new phenomenon. In this activity, students use the E.S.C.A.P.E. strategy to closely analyze a historical source, shedding light on media shortcomings of the past and drawing comparisons to present-day challenges.


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