|Critical literacy in the news is important to be able to spot biased, fabricated or misleading news.|
Can you spot biases, fabrications and misleading information in the news? We are being bombarded with opinions, false and misleading news on a regular basis. Hence, t is extremely important to be able to discern the differences between facts, opinions, fake and misleading news. Show your media smarts by being a news skeptic, know when to reject or accept the news you read.
Locate 5 Online News Reports and Answer the Following:
❶ Looking at the headline, what does your inner voice say? Does it seem believable? Outrageous? Does something signal a ?red flag? to you? What is your initial reaction? Biased? Fabricated? Misleading? How do you know?
❷ Has the story happened or is it set in the future? Any story that says what will happen isn?t really first hand info.
❸ Does the story have a credible source and writer/author? How do you know?
❹ Is there a bias? If so, what is it and how do you know?
❺ Is it misleading? If so, how do you know?
❻ Is this news completely fabricated? How do you know?
❼ Is this news ?sponsored content?. How do you know?
❽ Can you locate multiple sources for the news report? Are those sources reputable?
❾ Is this news worthy of a share? Why or why not?
❿ Are you left with any additional questions after reading this news? Do you have any nagging doubts? Would you rate this news as valid? Why or why not?