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Confirmation Bias, Coronavirus and the 2020 Presidential Campaign



In this media literacy activity students analyze the credibility of a controversial pro-Biden political ad attacking President Trump on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, a tweet in response by Trump War Room, and an article from the fact-checking website Politifact about the controversy. Students then analyze their own confirmation bias as they reflect on how they evaluate the credibility of sources on political issues.

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Relevant Subject Area(s)

General Media And Information Literacy, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, Consumer Education, US History And Government, Sociology

Grade Level(s)

High School, College/adult

Media Type(s)

Informational Text, Television Commercial/PSA, Tweet, Web Video, Webpageweb Video

Author(s)

Sox Sperry

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Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Speaking and Listening (SL)