National Press Club

Efforts To Educate The Public About Misinformation

January 30, 2019

Efforts To Educate The Public About Misinformation

The task of helping people of all ages glean the facts and screen out the exaggeration, bias, and misinformation from their sources of news requires a variety of targeted approaches. Dr. Belinha De Abreu is a member of the leadership council of the American Association for Media Literacy Education. She assisted the American Library Association in developing programs for adults in public libraries. On this edition of Update-1, she tells Broadcast/Podcast team member Irv Chapman that Facebook is regarded by the coming generation as their parents' social medium, while they switch to other favorites. She believes all these internet sources have to come to grips with the transition from their founding precept that they are not news media.

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