Current Issues: Fake News, 1st Edition

  • Jill Keppeler
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  • ISBN-10: 1499468369
  • ISBN-13: 9781499468366
  • DDC: 070.4
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2021 | Published/Released January 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2021

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As news media has moved past the requirement of using established, trusted sources, and as the cry of "fake news" is used for both false sources and facts that people dislike, it has become more difficult to know what to trust. With this informative book, readers will learn what clues and signs to watch for when reading, watching, or listening to news media. Useful tips will help them figure out when to look deeper on social media. Intriguing facts provide perspective to help them learn more about the role of the free press in society.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Truth Is Out There—Isn't It?.
2: What's News?.
3: News Media and Democracy.
4: News in the United States.
5: Ethics and News.
6: What Is (and Isn't) Fake News.
7: So Many Sources.
8: Red Flags.
9: But Why?.
10: Confirmation Bias.
11: Fact vs. Opinion.
12: Social Media.
13: You Won't Believe What Happens Next!.
14: It's Viral.
15: Worth a Thousand Words?.
16: Satire Sites.
17: Selling You Something.
18: Maybe You Want to Check That Out….
19: What to Do?.
20: In the Future.
21: To Tell the Truth.