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 recently at a “news literacy working group” meeting co-hosted by Facebook and the Cronkite School. Cronkite School Innovation Chief Eric Newton reported on the issue and some of the ideas. Illustration: The “bat people” discovered living on the moon, according to a series of stories in the New York Sun in August 1835. Public domain image.
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