Complete the “Try This” activity from GCF’s Practice Evaluating Information.
Watch the videos listed below. Note the key points as you view the videos.
- VIDEO CLIP: Fake News” Sites and Effects on Democracy (4:44)
New York Magazine’s Max Read discusses his piece examining the rise of “fake news” and whether the internet is a reliable tool for furthering democracy.
- VIDEO CLIP: Satire vs Fake News (1:35)
Cole Bolton and Chad Nackers talked about their satirical publication, The Onion, and the intent of political satire versus misinformation.
- Video Clip: Alicia Shepard – Pause Before you Retweet (1:38)
Alicia Shepard discusses emotional reactions to “click-bait” style news, which may or may not be true.
Answer the following questions using complete sentences.
- How is a particular audience targeted?
- What types of news can be created?
- Who could be the sources of “Fake News?”
- What could be the goals of the creators?
- Explain how you can identify fake news and how it can possibly affect the public
- Your completed responses should be submitted in a Word document with 1″ margins.
- Use 12 point Arial font and double space the text.
- Place your name in the header on the top left.
- If you use additional resources, properly cite the sources using APA style.