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News in Review - December 2019 Disinformation: Chasing Down the Online Lies

Fake news, also called disinformation or misinformation, is a term we hear over and over again. But what is fake news, exactly, and how can we spot it? Disinformation usually appears on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter or may be sent via messaging apps. But misleading information or so called "fake news" often unravels with a little digging. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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How to Think Like a Computer Bias and Reliability

The concept of bias is explained through everyday activities. A teenage girl, Ada, asks her friend Computer Head (CH) an everyday question which is open to bias. She then looks at the results obtained from search engines and how some sites can be biased. Teacher notes: You could use this video to discuss what we can look for when using ...
  • 2016
  • 00:03:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The National Researching the spread of fake news and its impact

Researching the spread of fake news and its impact was the focus of a new report from MIT researchers on how rumours can spread faster and farther than the truth. Perhaps one of the more surprising findings is the suggestion that humans are a bigger issue in the spread of fake news than the bots that often get blamed.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/28/2018

News in Review - January 2017 Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News

When a man walked into a New York pizza parlour in December 2016 with an assault rifle and said he was checking out the story that there was a child sex-trafficking ring in the basement, run by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the world took notice. It was a fake news story called "Pizzagate," planted online, that went viral. Now ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

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