CRF Blog

How to tell fake news from real news

by Bill Hayes

The TED-Ed Blog explains How to tell fake news from real news.

In November 2016, Stanford University researchers made an alarming discovery: across the US, many students can’t tell the difference between a reported news article, a persuasive opinion piece, and a corporate ad. This lack of media literacy makes young people vulnerable to getting duped by “fake news” — which can have real consequences. [more]