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Citizen Literacy is an online toolkit that promotes the development of key information skills for democratic citizenship and features short videos, handouts, and activities that faculty across all disciplines can integrate into their courses and assignments.
Examine the value of credible news sources and learn strategies for identifying deceptive stories, including “fake news.”
Learn about the value of expertise and how to assess the authority of experts, based on credentials, reputation, and situational context.
Explore the impact of unseen algorithms on the online content we see and the ramifications on privacy, discrimination, and political polarization.
Discover tips for researching political candidates and their policy positions in order to make informed choices during elections.
Practice “lateral reading,” a strategy used by professional fact-checkers to investigate the reliability of online sources.
Find definitions for types of misinformation and disinformation, including propaganda, conspiracy theories, deepfakes, and more.