Fake News Triangle

What is new about fake news? As with all news in the 21st Century, it is more frequent, easier to encounter but harder to verify. Where once professional editors filtered news for accuracy and honesty, we more often find that we have to perform that job ourselves.

In its continuing efforts to support media literacy and the critical thinking that drives it, The Association for Media Literacy invites you to use the questions in this triangle to assess the news you encounter and formulate your responses to it.

Click a word—production, audience, text—on each side of the triangle to discover questions that will help you think critically and act responsibly.

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Additional Resources

How I Detect Fake News

Media Literacy and Fake News

How to teach your students about fake news

Fake News vs. Real News

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