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Teaching Kids, and Adults, to Spot Fake News

Should be required reading for all of us!! Great tips.

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

batboyWhen my kids were about 10 years old, I would show them the Weekly World News on the rack at the local Stop-n-Rob – and ask them, “real or fake”?

The point of the question was, that some things in the tabloids are absolutely straight up true, if oddball, news items, even while most ae nonsense. (think BatBoy).

I pointed out that one had to read ‘mainstream” media with an equally critical eye – that comparing and contrasting sources is critical, asking about agendas and motivations.

What would you expect a source with a point of view to report on?
If a “conservative” source like…

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