Month: September 2018

Media literacy: more than half of the world’s population does not trust social media

Instagram and other social media apps – Photo courtesy of Jason Howie – Flickr CAIRO – September 23, 2018: According to research published on Saturday by Reuters Institute Digital News, there has been a noticeable decline in the use of…

California Joins Other States in Passing New Media Literacy Law

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into state law a bill that requires the California Department of Education to provide media literacy resources on its website, to help teachers and students navigate the maze of information on the Internet….

Is moderating social media content an impossible task?

In the early days of free-wheeling social media, companies placed little emphasis on moderation of content, focusing all of their efforts on allowing anyone, anywhere, to post whatever they wanted, regardless of how toxic they were. As trolls moved into…

The importance of media literacy in our media-driven culture – Daily Sundial

The average American spends up to 12 hours a day interacting with the media, according to the latest report from eMarketer. We spend more time watching TV and browsing social media than getting a good night’s sleep. Our society has…