Students from junior high on up can’t tell the difference between fake news and the real deal according to a recent study from Stanford. Did you believe the story about the Pope endorsing Donald Trump? How about the one about thousands of wild buffalo suddenly appearing at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest? How can we separate fact from fiction in all the digital detritus? Are we teaching our kids to ask the critical questions about where and who their information comes from?
Dr. Jonathan Anzalone – assistant director and lecturer in the School of Journalism and the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University
Bryan Pollard (Cherokee) – president of the Native American Journalist Association
News stories mentioned:
World Socialist Website: Judge allows police to use grenades against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters
New York Post: Pregnant tarantula on the loose in Park Slope
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