A Young Citizen's Guide to News Literacy: Viral News on Social Media, 1st Edition

  • Paul Lane
  • Published By: Powerkids Press
  • ISBN-10: 1538344963
  • ISBN-13: 9781538344965
  • DDC: 302.231
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Over the past 20 years or so, social media websites and apps have proliferated. Even reputable news sources share their stories on social media so people can share and comment on them, but sometimes the stories that go viral aren't the ones from the best sources. This useful book shows readers how to pick out the telltale signs of a fake story, share some of the tricks sources use to pull in readers, and point out how to track down good sources to share instead.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Reader Beware.
2: Too Fast, Too False?.
3: Feeling Social.
4: How Does News Get Sick?.
5: How Can News Be Fake?.
6: Spreading Lies.
7: Blame the Bots.
8: What's the Difference?.
9: It's Not Always Good to Share.
10: So Much Information.
11: Fighting Back.
12: Whom Do You Trust?.
13: When in Doubt, Don't Send It out.
14: Is That Clear?.