A new study unexpectedly found a way to help people assess social media posts with less bias and more care – pairing them up with partners who have a different perspective.
Family and friends were the top news sources for children and teens. But young people are also regularly getting news from social media.
Teaching students how to assess digital content can involve looking for clues about text origins, understanding the process of gathering and assessing evidence and grasping how content is generated.
What’s true and what’s not? An expert in media literacy explains how to evaluate information.
Researchers identified a connection between low levels of media literacy and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in people who consume their news via social media.
Bogus science articles are attempting to take advantage of our trust in experts.
South Africa has no comprehensive national media literacy programme. Often it comes down to individual teachers and schools to make learners more media literate.
With COVID-19 shots finally available for infants and preschoolers, knowing how to combat misinformation on social media and elsewhere could be more important than ever.
Increased media literacy education and government regulations are necessary to combat fake information on social media platforms.
The failure to observe public health protocols during the pandemic requires attention and action. Revitalizing global citizenship education in schools should be part of addressing the problem.
Pediatricians and other health care providers can take some concrete steps toward building trust and counteracting anti-vaccination misinformation.
The first nationally representative survey to investigate the media literacy needs, attitudes and experiences of Australian adults shows they need more help with understanding media.
Those who spread misinformation are exploiting people’s lack of media literacy. These tools from journalism can help you fact-check what you read.
Delivering media literacy in a comics format can help readers develop the skills to identify fake news and counter its effects.
The conservative cable news channel particularly favors the term when explaining opposition to Donald Trump. This framing of the news can lead Fox viewers to see the world as us versus them.
Journalists use real people’s stories to ‘humanize’ the news. But these tales – whether harrowing or heartwarming – can be misleading about the pandemic’s greatest threats.
Amid global chaos and uncertainty, Instagram offers up the world as stable, simple and good-looking. No wonder it is set to overtake Twitter as a news source.
Villain, victim or hero? It all depends on who’s telling the story. When an audience is aware of how a story is framed, it can focus on the arguments, not the frame.
Young people report consuming news makes them feel smart. But many say they pay little attention to the source of the information they are getting.
A social media researcher explains how bots and sock puppet accounts manipulate and polarize public debate.