When fake news, such as false claims about the coronavirus, has threatened people’s safety, tech companies have joined forces to crack down on the misinformation super-spreaders. But ad-supported networks are in somewhat of a bind, since they get money when users click on these stories – so the crazier the headline, the more money they make. Most kids and teens get their news from their feeds, so they need to learn how to view stories critically.
|Information Technology, Literacy, Science, Privacy
|Explorative learning approach
|Developing source criticism skills, scientific literacy
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