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Fake News And The Indian Elections – BBC Click BBC Click takes a look at how social media is being used in the Indian elections. The largest democratic exercise in history is under way to decide who will govern India for the next five years and  there are serious concerns about the extent of false…

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Fake News Exposed by Channel 4 Survey A survey for Channel 4 published in 2017 found that only 4 per cent of respondents – who were shown three true and three fake headlines – could accurately differentiate them all. It still remains relevant today and demonstrates why critical thinking is such an important skill set…

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Myles Bess breaks down the research around why our brains can so easily make us believe that fake news is real news. Ever have an argument with someone, and no matter how many facts you provide, you just can’t get that person to see it your way? One big reason for this is cognitive bias,…

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The ‘No Alternative Facts’ project aims to improve the media literacy and critical thinking skills of young adults in order to help them determine what is ‘fake’ and what is real. If you are under 30 years of age we would love to hear you views on this! Please complete this short questionnaire – it…

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You can quickly see from the coverage of the ‘Momo’ story from the BBC how something can quickly gain momentum and credibility even with what we might normally perceive as credible news sources. It’s a great example of how we should all apply critical thinking when presented with information before perhaps hitting the share, like…

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How Real Is Fake News? | Sharyl Attkisson | TEDx University of Nevada Was the effort to focus America’s attention on the idea of “fake news”—itself a propaganda effort? Connect the dots and learn who’s behind it and why. It’s not what you think. Sharyl Attkisson is a five-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of…

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