Become Media Wise - a Guide for Seniors
We need a healthy dose of skepticism whenever and wherever the news media gets its news. There are tools and techniques for fact checking what you see on the internet to protect yourself against mis-information. This comes from an article written by Amy Benherzer in the Tampa Bay Times, Wednesday, September 23, 2020. To enroll online: poynter.org/mediawise-for-seniors This fact-checking course helps people: 1. Identify and spot the seven different types of misinfformation and explain why someone shared them. 2, Fast-check social media posts using tools and techniques of professional fact-checkers. 3. Verify images and videos you encounter on the internet. 4. Identify and consume online news responsibly. 5. Explain to family and friends the pitfalls of sharing misinformation and teach them how to fact check.
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