Fake News App

Here’s an NPR story on an app game for seeing how good you are at identifying fake news. Looks pretty cool!



Saw this was available at a site I use for Fake News resources. A FIELD GUIDE TO “FAKE NEWS” AND OTHER INFORMATION DISORDERS
I use this in my course:

from First Draft News

Then I have students post examples of different types.

I’d bet that’s a fun exercise!

It’s relatively new for the 2nd semester course. Only two students have completed it and they did great.

Now that it’s been around a bit longer I can say that most students do just okay at recognizing this and finding examples so it’s definitely a necessary part of my course. I just updated with a reference to this article and now require that they play the game the article is about…