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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)

General Media And Information Literacy, Journalism, Sociology

Grade Level(s)

High School, College/adult

Media Type(s)

Informational Text, Magazine Article, News Article/headlines, Photograph, Tweet

Author(s)

Sox Sperry

View Standards

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