Voting Essentials: News Literacy

Course overview

In 2014, The New York Times picked up a fake news story about Kanye West's declaration of love for his own butt which, while believable, was a complete fabrication. Even professional journalists fall prey to misleading or entirely false information. Fake news articles are becoming increasingly sophisticated, with fake news sites mimicking the exact design of well-known news outlets. If we're not careful, these dubious sites can be hugely impactful in politics and democracy moving forward. So in this course, we'll show you what to be on the lookout for. We'll talk about finding trusted news sources that contain factual information, so you can make more informed political decisions.
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