Most Students Don't Know When News Is Fake

A Stanford study on how teens evaluate information they find online revealed that most students absorb social media news without considering the sources and could not distinguish between an ad labeled "sponsored content" and a real news story on a website.

Although websites are starting to take the steps to prevent the dissemination of fake news, it is still important to teach students proper research skills and instill skepticism in order for them to be savvy about choosing and believing the information they read.

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Most Students Don't Know When News Is Fake, Standford Study Finds by The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 21, 2016