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Information and Media Literacy: How to Spot the Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Ugly

Information and media are everywhere, and it can be hard to keep up with, let alone to ensure the news you are receiving is accurate. This guide is designed to encourage you to examine the information you receive and feel you can determine its quality.

Information Cynicism

Despite all the negativity surrounding misinformation, there is good information out there! While it is important to remain skeptical about what you hear, becoming cynical about all information that you come across ultimately will not help you.

Source: “How to choose your news” by TED-Ed: “With the advent of the Internet and social media, news is distributed at an incredible rate by an unprecedented number of different media outlets. How do we choose which news to consume? Damon Brown gives the inside scoop on how the opinions and facts (and sometimes non-facts) make their way into the news and how the smart reader can tell them apart” (description from TED-Ed website)