Watch one or more of the videos with your students, then use the Prompt Questions to facilitate a class discussion.
|"While companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google promise they will take steps to reduce "fake news," Michael J. Casey and Oliver Luckett, authors of "The Social Organism," argue the first step is an overhaul of the companies' algorithm-based platforms to make them more transparent."
||"Ryan Holiday, the author of, "Trust Me, I'm Lying," shares a bit about how he has manipulated media to get bogus, anonymous stories to the front-page of news media outlets."
|"Trevor Noah, host of the Daily Show, has told BBC Hardtalk’s Zeinab Badawi that factual accuracy is the base of his best jokes."
||"Syria still in turmoil but the other political realities turned upside down amid much talk of fake news -- and post-truth politics. In first of a series looking at how the world changed in 2016 here's our special correspondent Allan Little."
|"Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery says the social media giant isn't excused from making responsible editorial choices just because it wishes to see itself as a technology company first. Lowery's book is "They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement"."
||"This teen says the secret to creating viral hoaxes is to tell people what they want to hear — and to throw in a little Justin Trudeau."
|"It's nothing new, and it didn't swing the election. "
||"Do children's digital fluency allow them to distinguish between fake news and real news online? WSJ's Sue Shellenbarger has surprising results of a study of nearly 8,000 students (from grammar school through college) that tested their ability to tell news from ads and to discern websites from hate groups and mainstream professional organizations."
|"Twitter, Facebook and Google are taking steps to reduce fake news, misinformation, and harassment on the internet after users expressed concerns that false news stories and hate speech fueled divisiveness in the recent presidential election campaign."
||"Major corporate brands are, often inadvertently, placing the ads that fund the growing number of web sites that peddle fake news online. WSJ's Lee Hawkins explains."
|"Facebook says its artificial intelligence know-how could eventually be a key to stamping out the fake news that critics say has infused the social media network. WSJ's Lee Hawkins explains."
||"Hillary Clinton calls fake news an "epidemic" that is putting lives at risk."
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