Addressing the centuries-old problem of fake news requires innovative approaches. Technologists, journalists, educators, researchers and others have a role. Everything from “correction bots” to greater journalism transparency to a high school “news literacy” requirement was discussed in 2017 at a “news literacy working group” meeting co-hosted by Facebook and the Cronkite School. What follows is Cronkite School Innovation Chief Eric Newton’s initial report on the issue and some of the ideas from the session. In 2018, ASU is working on the issues through a startup project called the News Co/Lab.
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