Can this infographic help students spot a phony news article? Test it out with your students, kids or friends.
A few weeks ago, we reported on how some Washington educators will be asking the Legislature for money to reform civics education as a way to combat fake news.
Whether that initiative will pass is up in the air. But there’s an infographic for teachers (and any news consumer) wondering how to best approach misinformation in the short-term.
A D.C.-based organization, the News Literacy Project (NLP), has come up with a straight-forward guide to help separate fact from conspiracy theory.
“Ten Questions For Fake News Detection” helps teachers and students comb through an article to find tell-tale signs of falsehood. Caps lock and excessive punctuation are on the list of likely red flags, according to the graphic.
Click HERE to see the pdf version of the Infographic.