Students Have No Idea When News Is Fake

“More than two out of three middle-schoolers couldn’t see any valid reason to mistrust a post written by a bank executive arguing that young adults need more financial planning help.”

Speaking of fake news, this Wall Street Journal article drills down into how problematic the lack of media literacy is among middle school students.

A whopping 82% of students couldn’t distinguish between an ad labeled “sponsored content” and a real news story on a website. And the stats gets worse from there.

It’s yet another reason I believe every high school should teach a mandatory social media class.

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