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Preventing the Spread of Fake News

The internet has created new opportunities and challenges for free speech as recent technology makes it easier to express oneself and to mislead others. Social media users must take care before they share sensational information, and consider the possibility that bots might be behind some posts.

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Duration
60-90 minutes
Topic(s)
  • Constitution
  • Current Events
  • Journalism
  • Media Ethics
Grade(s)
  • 7-12
  • College/University

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What protects us from liars and trolls?

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2018: Sharing a Shaky Claim

This critical debate puts today's problems with bad information online into perspective by examining how misinformation was spread about HIV/AIDS in the 1980s.

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2018: Bombarded by Bots

When a senator proposes regulating the use of automated bots online to increase transparency and reduce misinformation, critics worry this could limit human speech as well.

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