Why people fall for misinformation

By Newsweek

Description: How does a fact become a misconception? Dig into the world of misinformation to see how facts can become distorted and misleading. — In 1901, David Hänig published research that led to what we know today as the taste map: an illustration that divides the tongue into four separate areas. It has since been published in textbooks and newspapers. There is just one problem: the map is wrong. So how do misconceptions like this spread, and what makes a fake fact so easy to believe? Joseph Isaac dives into the world of misinformation. Lesson by Joseph Isaac, directed by CUB Animation.

We the Digital Citizens

By Common Sense Education

Description: In this video, students can explore the amazing possibilities that come with using technology. They’ll also learn from The Digital Citizens, who take a pledge to be safe, responsible, and respectful when traveling through the online world.

Teachers, for lesson associated with this video: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/we-the-digital-citizens

Media Bias

By Allsides

Description: Media bias and polarization are destroying us. News, social media and search results have become so narrowly filtered, biased and personalized that we are becoming less informed and less tolerant of different people and ideas. AllSides frees people from filter bubbles so they can better understand the world — and each other. AllSides.com provides balanced news and media bias ratings, exposing people to information and ideas from all sides of the political spectrum. Their media bias ratings use a patented system to reveal the average judgement of Americans and civil dialogue programs help people and students to build relationships with people who are different from them.

Fake News Generator

By BBC News, video produced by Suniti Singh.

Description: Conspiracy theories and speculation about coronavirus have flooded social media. But who starts these rumours? And who spreads them? Specialist disinformation reporter Marianna Spring has investigated lots of misleading stories circulating online during the pandemic. It’s given her an idea about who is behind this misinformation – and what motivates them. Laughs, power, clicks – or answers.

Disinformation vs Misinformation

By Newsweek

Description: Now more than ever we receive information from a range of sources, whether it be from TV, online or social media. There are different types of false info; misinformation and disinformation, most commonly known as fake news. Wrong or false info is easily spread now due to technology, so it’s vital to know what you’re consuming is reliable and accurate. Here are five ways you can detect fake news.