Digital Literacy

Part of critical thinking in this era when the majority (62%) of adults get their news on social media (Facebook is the most popular) is digital literacy. We need to watch out for fake news and statements without evidence. A Stanford University study reported that “digital natives” are “easily duped” by misinformation. “Metaliteracy” refers to being aware of how our feelings influence how we process information. We are more likely to fact check when we don’t agree with a statement.

http://theconversation.com/how-can-we-learn-to-reject-fake-news-in-the-digital-world-69706

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