May 25-29th

posted May 25, 2018, 7:28 AM by Mike Costello   [ updated May 25, 2018, 8:31 AM ]

New BLOG Post

https://www.wsj.com/articles/most-students-dont-know-when-news-is-fake-stanford-study-finds-1479752576

Answer COMPLETELY

What is “Fake News”?

Why was the survey important?

How much news do students get from social media?

What is some of the advice given?


Open a new Google Doc titled “Fake News”


Step 1 (5 min)

Write down the Essential question

Answer completely in 4-6 sentences

How can you be sure that the news you consume is true?

Step 2 (5 min)

Warm up questions (before watching the video)

  1. Where do you get your news?

  2. If you say social media, can you name the specific news sources where the majority of information you read comes from?

  3. Why is there growing concern surrounding fake news sites?

Step 3 (15 min)

Watch How online hoaxes, fake news played a role in the election http://www.pbs.org/video/2365894302/


Answer in complete sentences:

  1. Do you agree with President Obama’s statement that it is problematic if people can’t distinguish between real news and propaganda? Explain.

  2. How do you think fake news could influence individuals’ beliefs or even presidential elections?

  3. Do you think tech giants like Google and Facebook deserve to be criticized over whether they used insufficient discretion in weeding out fake news?

  4. What should these companies do about fake news sites?

Step 4 (20 min)

Visit snopes.com

Find 3 of the craziest stories you can

-Quick Summary (2-3 Sentences)

-Is it True/Not True? (2-3 Sentences)

-How did they know?


Turn in HERE


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