How To Spot Fake News – BTN Media Literacy

How To Spot Fake News – BTN Media Literacy

Fake news is big news at the moment! Many experts are worried about the effect that fake stories are having on the media and democracy, but did you know that fake news isn't new?

Go on a journey through time to discover that fake news has always been around, and what to watch out for now.

In a time of information overload, understanding the news has become more important than ever. This series helps to navigate the news, sort fact from fiction, and recognise how their world views can be shaped by the media.


This video is part of Behind the News’ ‘Fake News Explained’ Media Literacy series. To watch the other episodes in the series head here:

For the past 50 years, Behind the News has been helping to break down current issues and events for young people all around the world. The program is a high-energy, fun way for people to learn about the stories we see in the news, while providing background information that isn’t usually given by other news bulletins.

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Video Language:
Amplifying Voices
Misinformation and Disinformation
Format: Youtube Primary Original
This video is part of the Amplifying Voices team.


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