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Unit 1: Fake News: Fact and Fiction
Fake News: Fact and Fiction

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    Session 1

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    What does 'fake' mean?

    05 May 2020

    Everybody knows the expression 'fake news', but what does it really mean? In this series, we break down the language around this topic and give tips to help you protect yourself from misinformation.

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    Session 2

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    Where does 'news' come from?

    20 May 2020

    In Fake News: Fact and Fiction we break down the concepts and language connected with 'fake news'. In this episode we examine the word 'news'. Does it stand for 'north, south, east, west'? Find out here!

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    Session 3

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    The danger of fake news

    27 May 2020

    In Fake News: Fact and Fiction we break down the concepts and language connected with 'fake news'. In this episode we examine the word 'information' and hear some examples of when fake news has had tragic consequences.

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    Session 4

    1 Activity

    Fake news and coronavirus

    02 Jun 2020

    In Fake News: Fact and Fiction we break down the concepts and language connected with 'fake news'. In this special episode we look at fake news during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Session 5

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    Agendas, actors and algorithms

    11 Sep 2020

    In Fake News: Fact and Fiction we break down the concepts and language connected with 'fake news'. In this episode we look at the expression 'identity signalling'. Why do some people feel compelled to share 'fake news'? Find out.

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    Session 6

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    How to be a critical thinker

    17 Sep 2020

    In Fake News: Fact and Fiction we break down the concepts and language connected with 'fake news'. In this episode we look at the topic of critical thinking - possibly one of the most important skills any individual can have.

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    Session 7

    1 Activity

    Images, scams and hoaxes

    25 Sep 2020

    In Fake News: Fact and Fiction we break down the concepts and language connected with 'fake news'. In this episode we look at the topic of images and how they can be manipulated. Next time you see an image that's gone viral, you might want to consider if it's real or not.

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    Session 8

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    Don't get caught out

    30 Sep 2020

    In Fake News: Fact and Fiction we break down the concepts and language connected with 'fake news'. In this episode, we hear from experts who have also been tricked by things they have seen online. And we find out why we need to learn what to trust on the internet.