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Fake news: Fact or opinion?

Kathy Schrock

The following blog post first appeared on my Discovery Education blog in February of 2019 , and is re-published here with permission. You can visit their News and Media Literacy units here. Discovery Education includes a 2:37 Common Craft video called Bias Detection.

Britannica CEO Talks Google, Wikipedia and What Lil Pump Can Teach Us About Credibility

Edsurge

There was a time not long ago when people claimed to trust Google news results and Wikipedia articles more than the media outlets they linked to. It’s about the foundation of knowledge. Do you really want to build your foundation of knowledge based on information that might not be true? But you and I have no time—even though you’re a journalist and I’m an educated person who believes in these things, so I pretty much exhibit the same behavior you do.

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