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Philippine presidential candidates say social media platforms should be held accountable

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ presidential candidates who debated on Saturday agreed on at least one thing and that was the need to hold social media companies accountable for spreading misinformation as the country prepares for the May 9 elections….

How Social Media Platforms Trigger Insecurities – Loquitur

Social media platform apps. Photo taken from BBC. Since the early 2000s, many social media platforms have been launched to help people connect. Today, more than 3.6 billion people around the world use at least one social media platform. Social…

🎥 Hit by waves of disinformation, young people fight against media literacy

By RON FIELDSNews Publishing Network Hours after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, social media was flooded with misinformation. Photos and videos of downed fighter jets, videos of explosions, photos of Russian forces marching through the streets of Moscow or Ukrainians…

Opinion, Dave Dale: Media literacy can help navigate conflicting narratives

Primary is probably the best place to start teaching students about the global news buffet and how healthy news eating depends on your choices. An acquaintance asked me the other day if the government controls what the mainstream media reports…

Media literacy should be a subject in the school curriculum

In 2017, I had the enormous privilege of doing an internship at the New Zealand Science Media Center as part of my honors year at the University of Otago. I’ve blogged, edited the website, managed social media accounts, and sent…

Should social media platforms require government ID verification?

On February 25, 2021, the central government brought in new guidelines for social media, guidelines for intermediaries and rules of the Digital Media Code of Ethics, 2021 to protect users’ rights and regulate digital content platforms , online broadcasting and…

Nawaz: Convoy of Truckers Highlights Urgent Need for Media Literacy

Links to the breadcrumb Opinion Columnists Media literacy is part of the revised curriculum in Quebec — a good thing since QAnon has an active base in that province. Author of the article: Saleema Nawaz • Montreal Gazette Special Publication…

Introduce digital media education in schools

A recent study focusing on the United States and India highlighted the lack of attention to digital media literacy in education policies as a critical factor in the spread of disinformation online. The power of social media to optimize and…

Poynter’s MediaWise Expands Digital Media Literacy Program to Help France Slow the Spread of Disinformation

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 23, 2022) – French citizens can learn how to protect themselves from false and misleading information on the internet thanks to a new app-based program from MediaWise, the non-profit Poynter Institute’s digital media literacy social initiative….

How Media Literacy Can Fight Disinformation

Technology Misinformation will never go away, but teaching the community to spot it can rob lies of their power, writes Tanya Notley of Western Sydney University in part three of a series on the worsening spread of misinformation in line…

Misinformation won’t go away, but media literacy can help fight it

Penrith (Australia): Misinformation won’t go away, but teaching the community to spot it can strip lies of their power. The spread of misinformation has had very real consequences during the pandemic, vaccine myths and false claims about the virus have…

Misinformation won’t go away, but media literacy can help fight it

Misinformation won’t go away, but teaching the community to spot it can strip lies of their power. The spread of misinformation has had very real consequences during the pandemic — vaccine myths and false claims about the virus…

A boost for media literacy in Balochistan – The Friday Times

Knowledge of the basic principles of media technology and the awareness of being able to exercise caution and accuracy in taking advantage of them are today considered part of “media literacy” – just like knowledge of the basic principles of…

What media education and digital citizenship?

The government wants to educate young citizens about media and digital citizenship. A good initiative, provided you know what we are talking about. Edifying example with the role of the media in the health crisis. In a joint statement, the…

The United States supports a media education project for 170 radio journalists and 1,000 young people

Through Bimbola Oyesola the The United States government has declared that it is committed to supporting initiatives that promote and enhance media literacy in Nigeria. With the support of the US Consulate General in Lagos, the West Africa Broadcast and…

Claire Beach: Edmonds School District teacher and media literacy advocate

Clear Beach A bright light has gone out in Edmonds and around the world with the passing of a beloved teacher, mother, sister, friend, filmmaker and media literacy advocate: Claire Douglas Beach. Since 2001, Claire has taught thousands of students…

Claire Beach: Edmonds School District teacher and media literacy advocate

Clear Beach A bright light has gone out in Edmonds and around the world with the passing of a beloved teacher, mother, sister, friend, filmmaker and media literacy advocate: Claire Douglas Beach. Since 2001, Claire has taught thousands of students…

Former BBC journalist to host media literacy workshop

Award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Janette Ballard will host a free workshop on news, media and social media next Saturday. Ballard, who is a leading expert in media literacy, will spend two hours discussing media – in all its forms…

Push social media platforms to self-regulate

Social media companies can increase content oversight if motivated by federal incentives and responsibilities. Online platforms can be “double edged swords, ” generator spectacular economy while providing a forum for bad actors and bad behavior. AT to fix On the…

US supports media literacy project for 170 radio journalists and 1,000 youth

Through Bimbola Oyesola the The United States government has stated that it committed to supporting initiatives that promote and improve media literacy in Nigeria. With the support of the United States Consulate General in Lagos, the West Africa Broadcast and…

Calls for extensive media education

The main teachers trained in media education in Battambang on December 13, 2021. MoEYS Cambodia Media professionals say they want to see large-scale media education efforts for the public to prevent the spread of messages and videos containing fake news…

United States supports media literacy project to build capacity of 170 radio journalists and 1,000 youth

With the support of the United States Consulate General in Lagos, the West Africa Broadcast and Media Academy (WABMA) and the Enugu Literacy Society (ELS) launched the “Project Fact Check Nigeria”, a media education project and fight against disinformation. The…

United States Supports Media Literacy Project to Build Capacity of 170 Radio Journalists and 1,000 Youth

The United States government is committed to supporting initiatives that promote and improve media literacy. With the support of the United States Consulate General in Lagos, the West Africa Broadcast and Media Academy (WABMA) and the Enugu Literacy Society (ELS)…

US supports training of 1,000 young people in media literacy project

The US government has expressed support for training 1,000 youth and 170 radio journalists in media literacy. A statement titled “US Supports Media Literacy Project to Build Capacity of 170 Radio Journalists and 1,000 Youth” disclosed the launch of the…

The United States supports the training of 1,000 young people in a media education project

Published December 20, 2021 The United States government has expressed support for training 1,000 young people and 170 radio journalists in media literacy. A statement titled “US Supports Media Literacy Project to Build Capacity of 170 Radio Journalists, 1,000 Youth”…

Poynter Institute’s MediaWise Announces International Expansion of Digital Media Education Program to Address Global Information Disorder

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (December 13, 2021) – When the Poynter Institute launched its MediaWise digital media education initiative in 2018, the non-partisan nonprofit set an ambitious goal. Teach 1 million middle and high school students how to better detect misleading…

Educators form a media education society

SOME 65 teachers and lecturers have signed up to become Malaysia’s first-ever registered society to tackle misinformation and disinformation through education. Launched in conjunction with Unesco’s World Media and Information Literacy Week, the initiative is facilitated by the award-winning Media…

Shashidhar Nanjundaiah | Can Media Literacy Efforts Ensure Information Transparency?

During the last week of October 2021, the UN-sponsored Global Media and Information Week in South Africa, with the participation of India, resolved to tackle disinformation by improving the capacity people to counter it. Nothing could better position media education…

Pamplin Media Group – Three Ways to Take Personal Responsibility for Media Literacy

Here’s how Oregonians can control the quality of the information they need to navigate a confusing information landscape There is a lot of talk these days about fake news, the spread of false information, and the confusion of “alternative facts”….

UNESCO partner PTCIJ trains young Gambian leaders in media literacy

Before the presidential election on December 4, the Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) trained 40 young community leaders in The Gambia in media and information literacy. The three-day training, supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural…

Teaching media literacy viewed as a positive, but schools are slow to add it

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Media literacy has been shown to have positive effects. But schools across the United States have been slow to add it to their curriculum. “How are we as a nation? We are very poor, ”said Helen Lee…

Transparency on algorithms must be a conscious step for social media platforms: Koo co-founder

Taking a transparent and consistent approach to algorithms is a conscious choice that must be made by every social media platform, and is “the right way forward” to building trust with users, said the co-founder and CEO from the Koo…

Transparency on algorithms must be a conscious step for social media platforms: Koo co-founder

Taking a transparent and consistent approach to algorithms is a conscious choice that must be made by every social media platform, and is “the right way forward” to building trust with users, said the co-founder and CEO from the Koo…

Transparency on algorithms must be a conscious step for social media platforms: Koo co-founder

Taking a transparent and consistent approach to algorithms is a conscious choice that must be made by every social media platform, and is “the right way forward” for building trust with users, the platform’s co-founder and CEO. Koo microblogging form,…

OODA Loop – Social Media Platforms Operate More As Independent States, Not Trustees

On November 8, 2021, an independent watchdog journalism organization released a report claiming that a team within Facebook attempted to influence the presidential election in Nicaragua. the left-wing Sandinista government in power. According to the article, this government is the…

Taiwan Steps Up Efforts To Increase Public Media Literacy To Combat Fake News, East Asia News & Top Stories

TAIPEI – A video of Taiwanese Health Minister Chen Shih-chung singing into a microphone at a dinner party drew criticism from internet users and an opposition leader when it began circulating online last Wednesday ( November 10) at night. The…

Combating disinformation through media literacy

AMID efforts to curb the pandemic with the rollout of vaccines, the World Health Organization has also expressed concern over the misinformation that has taken place online. Called an infodemic, a hanger of “information” and “epidemic,” it usually refers to…

European Parliament and social media platforms

On November 8, the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee held a public hearing in which whistleblower Frances Haugen was invited to testify on the negative impact of social media products on the users. Members of the European…

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Marketing and Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Social media platform algorithms must not violate fundamental rights: Rajeev Chandrasekhar No algorithm on any social media platform should violate basic Indian rights, and laws and case law should constantly evolve to keep pace with the changing nature of the…

Social media platform algorithms must not violate fundamental rights: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

No algorithm on any social media platform should violate basic Indian rights, and laws and case law should constantly evolve to keep pace with the changing nature of the Internet, the Union Minister said. Rajeev Chandrasekhar. The remarks by the…

Minister Rajeev Chandras – The New Indian Express

Through PTI NEW DELHI: No algorithm on any social media platform should violate basic Indian rights, and laws and case law should constantly evolve to keep pace with the changing nature of the Internet, said Minister of Rajeev Chandrasekhar Union….

The best social media platforms that cryptocurrency enthusiasts use to communicate with each other

The majority of people can barely think about their lives without social media, and cryptocurrency enthusiasts are no exception. Since its inception, the cryptocurrency industry has been enhanced by social media platforms, which allow individuals to interact, share ideas, and…

Media literacy helps dispel fake news

A man looks out of his home next to a poster urging the public not to participate in spreading fake news in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo: AFP) To combat fake news and other forms of disinformation, the best arsenal is Media…

Protecting multimedia content online: a defining moment

For those of us interested in the future of the internet, all eyes are on Brussels where the legislation – the digital services law and the digital markets law – is being put in place. in form which aims to…

For American Media Literacy Week, How To Find Trusted Sources, And Other Tips To Become A Savvy News Consumer [editorial] | Our opinion

THE PROBLEM: This is American Media Literacy Week, which is hosted by the National Association for Media Literacy. As the association’s website explains, this week’s mission is to “highlight the power of media literacy and its vital role in education…

Australia wants social media platforms to ask for parental consent for children

Australia plans to crack down on online advertisers targeting children by forcing social media platforms to seek parental consent for users under 16 to register or face fines of A $ 10 million ($ 7.5 million) under a bill released…

Does your school district in Rhode Island teach media literacy?

The Boston Globe’s weekly Ocean State Innovators presents a question-and-answer session with Rhode Island innovators who are launching new businesses and nonprofits, conducting groundbreaking research and reshaping the state’s economy. Send tips and suggestions to reporter Alexa Gagosz at [email protected]….

Statewide report finds RI students lacking access to media literacy – URI News

KINGSTON, RI – October 25, 2021 – In an age awash with disinformation, toxic social media, and deep political and cultural divisions, students must learn to critically analyze media messages. But not enough Rhode Island students have media education opportunities…

Cronkite School, Arizona PBS to celebrate Media Literacy Week with outreach events, programs and activities

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Arizona PBS will join colleges and universities across the country in celebrating American Media Literacy Week starting October 25. Media Literacy Week is an annual event sponsored by the National…

ABC Heywire Distance Media Education Project – MEDIA LITERACY

This year, the Remote Media Literacy Project has expanded to provide the most remote students in the country with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to become media literate citizens. Grants received from the Judith Neilson…

Gummy cannabis scam illustrates need for media literacy

Would you like to buy me some cannabis gummies? Apparently hundreds of people would. The only problem is that I am not selling them and looking for business opportunities. But recent memes, stories, and other misinformation online have not only…

Jan Splaining: What is two-step flow theory? – MEDIA LITERACY

Jan Fran The theory of flows in two stages. It’s the idea that information goes through two stages before influencing people. It ranges from mass media to opinion leaders, to people engaged with the media who interpret it and transmit…

David Suzuki CBD gummies scam illustrates need for media literacy

David Suzuki Foundation receives daily calls from people deceived by fake Facebook pitches Elsa Olofsson / Unsplash Would you like to buy me some cannabis gummies? Apparently hundreds of people would. The only problem is that I am not selling…

CBD gummy scam illustrates need for media literacy

Would you like to buy me some cannabis gummies? Apparently hundreds of people would. The only problem is, I don’t sell them and look for business opportunities. But recent memes, stories, and other misinformation online have not only made me…

Op-Ed: Idaho Needs Media Literacy To Fight COVID-19 Misinformation

As Idaho recently announced crisis care standards for hospitals across the state, we are seeing firsthand the effects of myths, misunderstandings and misinformation about COVID-19. In today’s media environment, Idahoans are bombarded from all quarters with conflicting claims about COVID-19,…

Opinion: Media education the antidote to this infodemic

Imagine a media-literate America – a place where the daily norm would be to check out polarizing memes, Facebook and Twitter posts, and other sources of misinformation. Imagine Americans using our remotes to pause cable news on their TV screens…

Media education, the antidote to this infodemic

Imagine a media-literate America – a place where the daily norm would be to check out polarizing memes, Facebook and Twitter posts, and other sources of misinformation. Imagine Americans using our remotes to pause cable news on their TV screens…

Singapore Tackles Social Media Platforms to Fight “Foreign Interference”, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Office workers spend their lunch breaks in the central business district amid Singapore’s COVID-19 outbreak The Singapore government on Monday introduced a bill in parliament to prevent what it called foreign interference in domestic policy, which proposes to empower authorities…

Social media platforms drive partisan political polarization in US, study finds – Poynter

Poynter report author Tom Jones is on vacation and will return on Wednesday. Today’s Poynter Report was compiled by Kristen Hare, Rick Edmonds and Ren LaForme. Social media is often blamed for the growing political polarization in the United States….

Fake news fears as Bolsonaro tries to limit removal of social media content

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has released a measure that would prevent social media companies from removing content, which critics say could influence the fight against disinformation. The decree aims to fight against “the arbitrary and unreasonable deletion of accounts, profiles…

Over 1,200 Academics Join Media Literacy Program to Fight Disinformation and Fake News | Malaysia

File photo shows commuters walking past an advertisement discouraging the spread of fake news at a train station in Kuala Lumpur on March 28, 2018. – Photo Reuters KUALA LUMPUR, September 3 – More than 1,200 educators across the country…

Illinois becomes first state to require media literacy classes for high school students

Amid a new era of widespread disinformation about elections, the COVID-19 pandemic, and vaccines, some states are backing down: Illinois recently passed a law requiring high schools to teach media literacy. While many schools across the state and country teach…

OUR VIEWPOINT: In controversial times, media literacy is crucial | Editorial

The media landscape has changed dramatically so far in the 21st century. We can access information in ways we never imagined until just 20 years ago. It was enough of a challenge for those who found it difficult to get…

Logical and NewsMobile launch pan-Indian media literacy program to tackle disinformation about Covid-19

Fact-checkers Logically and NewsMobile have announced that they are collaborating on a series of media education workshops targeting disinformation about Covid-19. Facebook’s fact-checking partners said the workshops were made possible by support from the company. The anti-disinformation program called Covishaala,…

UK attempts to regulate social media platforms

Editor’s Note: Guest columnist Kate Jones replaces Emily Taylor this week. Efforts to regulate social media platforms are gaining momentum in the UK. In May, the British government published its draft Online security bill, which will be studied this fall…

[Funding Opportunity] Advancing English for Media Literacy in Kazakhstan

The English Language Regional Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy in Nur-Sultan is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the design and implementation of the Advancing English for Education project. to the media in Kazakhstan. This twelve-month program…

Unit 5 wants the use of social media included in the media literacy course

The program manager at Normal Community and Normal West High Schools says the district already has a good foundation for teaching media literacy. Illinois high schools will be required to teach media literacy starting in the 2022-2023 school year. Dan…

UIS experts: media literacy needs to deepen knowledge to end disinformation

The state of Illinois will require high schools to teach media literacy starting in fall 2022. Educators at the Illinois State University School of Communication will closely monitor the State Board of Education’s requirements for a media literacy program. Illinois…

Online media literacy strategy aims to help young people navigate misinformation

The UK government has released a strategy to help young people spot disinformation online, as part of a larger effort to improve media literacy and make the internet a safer place for children. The strategy [PDF] will involve training teachers,…

Are social media platforms legally responsible for what their users post? / World of digital information

The prevalence of social media these days has had the effect of having a huge influence on the global conversation, and many would say most of its impact has been more or less negative. However, it has also sparked a…

Should social media platforms be the arbiter of truth?

Facebook’s Supervisory Board recently ruled that the company was right to ban Donald Trump over a blatant violation of Facebook’s community standards. However, he also called Facebook’s “indefinite” ban and inconsistent moderation standards, recommending that the company create a “proportionate”…

URI, Media Literacy Now-RI to start study on media literacy in RI schools – URI News

Educators, parents, community members who participate in the surveywill be inscribed in the design for iPad Mini KINGSTON, RI – June 15, 2021 – Screen time during the pandemic has increased for almost everyone. What effects could this increase have…

Listicle: 5 Ways To Cultivate Media Literacy

This article first appeared in Digital Edge, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on June 14, 2021 – June 20, 2021. –A +A Many of us have experienced the panic that comes from seeing our friends or family share a video or…

Media literacy is needed more than ever [column] | Local voices

The U.S. intelligence community released a report in March that described how the Iranian and Russian governments orchestrated digital attacks on U.S. social media platforms to influence the 2020 election. According to the report, they did so by bombarding Facebook,…

How Social Media Platforms Can Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm. And being the first pandemic our generation has experienced, it has brought a lot of confusion and misinformation. Ever since talk of a COVID-19 vaccine started popping up, so have many of the…

Can Social Media Platforms Reverse The Psychological Effect Of Desiring To Collect Likes?

TSome of us who spend time browsing and posting on Instagram photo sharing service may have come across a pop-up message in recent days. “You can now hide the number of ‘likes’ on people’s posts so that it’s easier to…

Making laws, without promoting media education, by Peter Cunliffe-Jones

When … laws or regulations are used to prevent the keep on going spreading harmful disinformation, as was the case against financial hoaxes in Uganda and disinformation dangerous to public health in South Africa, it is plausible that they could…

Government calls on social media platforms to remove content mentioning ‘Indian variant’ of coronavirus: The Tribune India

New Delhi, May 22 The government has asked social media companies to immediately remove any content from their platforms that mentions or refers to the term ‘Indian variant’ of the coronavirus, in a bid to curb the spread of disinformation…

A case for critical media literacy

MAY 19 IS Malcolm X’s birthday, and we were prompted by the likely misattribution of a viral quote to Malcolm X to think about memorizing the story. The quote runs (with occasional variations): “When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘we’ disease…

Illinois Senate Committee Approves School “Media Literacy” Mandate | Education

SPRINGFIELD – All Illinois high schools would be required to offer instruction on how to understand and assess news and social media as part of their introductory computer courses under a bill introduced Tuesday by a Senate committee. Senator Karina…

Biden continues our lesson in media literacy

Don Kahle | Register-Guardian Four months after the start of this new administration, I am very impressed with what Joe Biden has not done as president. Namely, he didn’t bite the hook – over and over again. Donald Trump gave…

Q&A: Speaker discusses LAUSD’s new media literacy requirement

In March, the Los Angeles Unified School District School Board unanimously passed a resolution calling for critical media literacy learning from elementary to high school. The decision, led by LAUSD Board member Jackie Goldberg and supported by UCLA Teacher Education…

It’s Time to Make Media Literacy Mandatory in College Classrooms – Massachusetts Daily Collegian

All adults should have tools for responsible media consumption We all know not to believe everything we read on the internet, especially social media, but do we really know how to do it effectively? It takes a keen eye to…

Media Literacy Week at the Hebrew Academy Teaches Students to Think Critically | Education

From its top-notch speakers and fascinating discussion topics to the enthusiastic welcome from the students, the Hebrew Academy’s first-ever Media Literacy Week was a huge success. ‘Media literacy’ is the ability to identify different types of media and understand the…

Joint stakeholder group to review unethical media content to be put in place – Oppong Nkrumah

Broadcasting industry stakeholders agreed to create a joint stakeholder group within the National Media Commission (NMC) to review reports of unethical content. The Committee will therefore invoke the powers of the National Communications Authority (NCA) to take punitive action against…

Editorial: Media literacy is essential for online reading

The news media continue to deliver their content online, a place where information is readily available, whether true or not. In the wake of the digital information age, disbelief and confidence in the news has fluctuated. The Northern Star Editorial…

UNDEF-funded project to strengthen media literacy and fact-checking skills

With the support of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), Africa Check, the continent’s leading independent fact-checking organization, will implement a multi-pronged four-year project to tackle disinformation and strengthen democracy. The project, Media education for evidence-based decision making in Nigeria,…

‘Orange Seeds of Civility’ helps teach media literacy to middle school students

Get the latest news from Syracuse delivered straight to your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter here. Six members of the Syracuse University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America wanted middle school students to learn more about media…

San Diego Library Reporters to Start Media Literacy Program – NBC 7 San Diego

The San Diego Public Library is launching a series of free programs that will focus on media literacy and include discussions on political reporting, investigative journalism and ‘fake news’, starting with a virtual panel discussion with local reporters at 6…

It’s time for our schools to consider a media literacy program | The new times

I’m not the most perfect parent, but imagine I’m like a lot of them in the digital age. When I hear children and misinformation mentioned in the same breath, I get anxious wondering how the internet might be influencing them….

India’s New Rules for Facebook, WhatsApp and Other Social Media Platforms Explained in Five Points

Social media platforms in India, like Facebook and its branch of WhatsApp, Google’s YouTube, Twitter and others, are now facing a new set of rules and regulations that will come into effect after mid-May. The Indian government has established rules…

Modi government tightens grip on social media content – the New Indian Express

Express news service NEW DELHI: The Center on Thursday announced sweeping regulations for social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, online or anticipatory (OTT) streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, and messaging apps like WhatsApp and Telegram to…

Media literacy: an antidote to disinformation

Education experts are calling for combating crazy conspiracy theories, baseless rumors of widespread voter fraud and disinformation about COVID-19 with media literacy. After attending Black Lives Matter rallies and protests in August, some of Virginia Boyle’s students came to her…

Opinion of India’s highest government body, Twitter on social media content | Social Media News

The Supreme Court is asking for their response to the plea search mechanism to check for fake news, hate messages and “seditious and inflammatory” content. The Supreme Court of India has asked the government and Twitter for the response to…

Educators fight disinformation through media literacy

As misleading reports, disinformation and false data spread around the world, students of all ages need better instruction on how to assess media and data. Some universities and K-12 school systems have developed media education courses and standards to help….

Telkom Indonesia would create a multimedia content distribution platform to fight misinformation

Telkom Indonesia has reportedly unveiled plans to create a local media content distribution platform to support the domestic media industry and fight disinformation in Indonesia. This comes in the face of disruption from foreign media platforms, according to ANTARA. Quoting…

Bill would provide media literacy training to MO / Public Information Service schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri lawmaker has introduced a bill that would add media literacy training to the public school curriculum. House Bill 74 would create a committee of lawmakers, educators, media experts and a child mental health expert…

In this age of disinformation, media literacy is a necessary skill for Colorado students – Greeley Tribune

The use of social media has exploded over the past two decades while traditional media institutions have shrunk. The same social media sites and apps that we use to share photos with our friends and families have also become the…

Media education in a post-pandemic world

All it took was one international pandemic to finally help integrate media education into the education system. If only we had had a better head start years ago. Those of us in the world of media literacy education and research…

Media Literacy is a Necessary Skill for Colorado Students

The use of social media has exploded over the past two decades while traditional media institutions have shrunk. The same social media sites and apps that we use to share photos with our friends and families have also become the…

MO bill would add media literacy to school curriculum

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A proposed bill in Jefferson City could one day impact what children learn in the classroom. The legislation would integrate media literacy training into the public school curriculum. “I’ve decided that this state needs to prepare…

How to fight fake news with media literacy

TAMPA, Fla. – If anyone is still wondering what the real impacts of spreading misinformation can do, look no further than the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. Misinformation and disinformation are like digital viruses, and we’ve seen them…

Opinion: College students should consider the importance of media literacy

Social media is a great way to connect with others and access a wide range of viewpoints from different people. However, issues such as the spread of misinformation and increased polarization on social media are issues we know all too…

Attack on Capitol Hill is a desperate sign of a need for media literacy

Being informed is a necessary part of discussing and debating public issues with our colleagues. … [+] nationals. It is one of our democratic responsibilities – and our privileges. Jacob Morch In maintenance after maintenance, Trump supporters involved in the…

Timely Media Literacy Course to Examine Fake News and Disinformation: News at UI: Indiana University

In an age of information overload, a timely IUPUI course will help students decipher the noise and identify false and factual news. Media Literacy (JOUR-D 460) is taught this semester by Chris Lamb, Head of the Department of Journalism and…

Capitol Chaos Proves Media Literacy Should Be Taught in Schools, Experts Say | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the history’s timestamp to see when it was last updated. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As Wednesday’s crowd knocked down barricades around…

After a year of lies and conspiracy theories, media literacy must come first

Matt DeRienzo If I could step back in time to the days and weeks after the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, I would make a major addition to the media coverage my newsroom was providing in…

Media Literacy – Journal – DAWN.COM

SHOCKING. Sinister. Punishable. There are many ways to describe the network of India-linked anti-Pakistan NGOs and fake media uncovered by the EU DisinfoLab. It is “cybernuclear” that defines the conflicts of the 21st century. And it is time for Pakistan…

EDITORIAL: Media literacy and its essential character for a functioning democracy

From sensationalism to prejudice to fake news, there are many ways the consumer can be bamboozled in the age of online and television media. We are constantly bombarded with high-profile information from all quarters, whether on television, radio, newspapers or…

Rappler Launches Digital Media, Technology & Society Webinar Series

In the age of social media, how can we cultivate a society that is media and information literate? With the coronavirus pandemic increasing the use of digital media and the continued spread of disinformation online, dealing with “fake news” requires…

Should media education be a compulsory course in school?

It’s Media Literacy Week, so we’re dedicating Today’s Student Opinion prompt and our Lesson of the Day to the role of disinformation, disinformation and fake news in our society. Do you see yourself as an informed news consumer? What about…

Wisconsin educators strive for PBS certification in media education

October 26, 2020 Jessie nixon According to Common sense media, teens were spending an average of nine hours a day online even before COVID and the start of our mostly virtual world. Even as adults, our time online has increased…

Understanding Bias in a Digital World Driven by Apps and Algorithms – The Arbiter

According to a study published by The Nielsen Company, American adults spend almost 11 hours a day consuming media in various formats, such as listening to music, browsing social media, watching television and reading the news. In today’s digital world,…

Louisiana Tech professor discusses the importance of media literacy

Louisiana Tech University Academic Communications Office | Monroe News-Star Credited reports or “fake news”: how to tell the difference Social media helps spread disinformation like wildfire, so instead of contributing to “fake news” there are ways to validate information online….

There is a way to teach media literacy in schools

In a commentary published in The Salt Lake Tribune on August 29, Juan Rodriguez asserted that “the best weapon we have to protect our democracy is media literacy.” We couldn’t agree more. Better yet, we have a solution. Every school…

Media literacy should be mandatory for all students, regardless of major – North Texas Daily

In a 2018 study by the US Department of Education, the study showed that 16%, or 31.8 million Americans, did not have “sufficient comfort or skill with technology to use a computer”. In the ever-changing technical landscape in which we…

Reality Check: Using media literacy to fend off fake news | april | 2020 | Writing

Dolphins frolicking in the once dark and crowded canals of Venice? The unexpected note of joy from a city emptied of tourists by the coronavirus pandemic seemed almost too good to be true. Alas, it was. The images of the…

Is media literacy the magic bullet for fake news?

As online news and social media have proliferated over the past decade, a whole new category of information has entered the popular lexicon: fake news. Online misinformation has come a long way from “No one on the internet knows you’re…

Teach young people to spot fake news

Not so long ago, the official advice for young people to stay safe online was to never share self-images. “Today children all over the country are posting TikTok videos of themselves dancing in their bedrooms,” jokes Erin Barrett, a sixth…

Schools and media literacy are key to the social well-being of refugee adolescents

A quarter of the refugees who entered Europe in 2018 were children, and 40% of them were not accompanied by adults. Credit: Kylo/Unsplash For a refugee teenager starting a new life in Europe, going to school and using digital media…