media literacy

How To Fact-Check Coronavirus (Mis)Information Online

How To Fact-Check Coronavirus (Mis)Information Online

Don’t believe everything you read on social media. This is a good general rule, but it’s especially important when the news (and your newsfeed) is filled with misleading to straight-up false information about an easily misunderstood topic like the coronavirus.

How To Spot A Fake Trend

How To Spot A Fake Trend

Ankle scarves! What a ridiculous trend! Twitter users are asking each other how something as dumb as “ankle scarves’ could be real. ” Well — and I’m afraid to reveal this, because so many real media outlets are falling for it — it’s not real. It’s an obvious joke. Here’s…

How To Spot A Fake Video

How To Spot A Fake Video

Jordan Peele does his best Obama Using an increasingly sophisticated method for making fake videos, or “deepfakes,” video editors can realistically face-swap someone into a video. (As our sister site Gizmodo reports, the technology has been especially popular for making fake celebrity porn.) Deepfakes will soon make it hard to…