smithsonianmag.com In mid-February, World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told an international security conference: "We're not just fighting an epidemic. We're fighting an infodemic." As COVID-19 cases have surged across the globe, so has misinformation.
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Update: Please also see our new, 2017 lesson, Evaluating Sources in a 'Post-Truth' World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning About Fake News _________ How do you know if something you read is true? Why should you care? We pose these questions this week in honor of News Engagement Day on Oct.
When students sign up for oceanography at San Pasqual High School in Escondido, Calif., many can't wait to discuss mermaids and monster sharks. They are quickly chagrined to learn that neither actually exists. "People come in with hard-core misconceptions that come right off the internet or TV," says teacher Dan Perreault.