How to sort fact from fiction online
Our mission at MediaWise is to empower people of all ages to be more critical consumers of content online. We teach people key digital literacy skills to spot misinformation and disinformation so they can make decisions based on facts, not fiction.
We believe that when facts prevail, democracy wins.
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- New York Times: Getting Wise to Fake News
- Variety: TikTok Will Tag Election-Related Videos With Link to 2020 U.S. Voters Guide
- Business Insider: A network of teen fact-checkers is tackling online misinformation ahead of the election — here’s what they want you to know about spotting falsified facts
- Forbes: These Powerful Journalists Are On A Mission To Help You Sift Out The Facts
- Deadline: Poynter Institute Adds Margaret Brennan, Amna Nawaz And Jessica Yellin To Media Literacy Initiative
- New York Times: These Students Are Learning About Fake News and How to Spot It
- The Des Moines Register: Digital info literacy group MediaWise brings info to first-time voters
- The Philadelphia Inquirer: There’s so much coronavirus information out there. Here’s how to make sense of it.
- Axios: Facebook, Poynter and ATTN: partner on digital literacy project
- USA TODAY: Helping seniors fight ‘infodemic’: Poynter’s MediaWise combats misinformation
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