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01 Oct To Fight Fake News, Become Your Own Editor

This blog post originally appeared on the Canadian Committee for UNESCO website on September 3, 2019. You can find the original post here Lightspring/Shutterstock A number of recent studies have revealed worrying figures about peoples’ ability to distinguish deceitful news reporting from responsible journalism—or in other words, “fake news” from truth: • The Pew Research Center found that some 64 per cent of Americans say fake news has left them confused about what to trust. • The 2018 British Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills found that when presented with six news stories—four of which were real...

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