Critical Thinking About Digital Media: Fake News and the Factories That Make It, 1st Edition

  • Kristina Lyn Heitkamp
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1978504594
  • ISBN-13: 9781978504592
  • DDC: 070.4
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Once on the fringe, fake news has become mainstream. From bogus social media accounts to Russian troll factories, phony news muddies the social and political discourse, and is a threat to our democracy. This high-interest book defines fake news and reveals the people behind the spread of disinformation. This text directly correlates with state journalism standards about developing media literacy. Readers will also glimpse the future of fake news and the alarming technologies used to make it, such as face-morphing technology. This book will help readers navigate the messy world of fake news.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
1: In the Newsroom.
2: Pulling the Wool Over Your Eyes.
3: Behind the Bogus.
4: A Few Facts Short of a Story.
5: Getting the Wrong End of the Stick.
6: Calling Their Bluff.
7: No News Is Not Good News.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.