Should we believe everything we read?

In this lesson, we will explore the idea of 'fake news' and why we need to understand it as misinformation, disinformation and malinformation. We consider the impact of sharing information that is false, misleading or harmful, and what steps we can take to verify the information we consume.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the point of holding someone to account?

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Q2.Which of these answers below was not mentioned as a way of holding someone to account?

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Q3.What was significant about the 2010 Leaders' Debates?

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Q4.What did the investigation by The Sunday Times uncover about a small group of Lords?

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Q5.Which of these did not happen after news reports about MPs' expenses?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the point of holding someone to account?

1/5

Q2.Which of these answers below was not mentioned as a way of holding someone to account?

2/5

Q3.What was significant about the 2010 Leaders' Debates?

3/5

Q4.What did the investigation by The Sunday Times uncover about a small group of Lords?

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Q5.Which of these did not happen after news reports about MPs' expenses?

5/5

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Quiz:

Should we believe everything we read?

Test your knowledge with this quick quiz!

Q1.According to the research mentioned in the lesson, which source below did people in the UK trust most?

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Q2.True or false: Sometimes an article will deliberately use emotive language to get a reaction from the reader?

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Q3.One of the oldest examples of false information being published is often given what name?

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Q4.What does the 'V' in REVIEW stand for?

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Q5.A piece of information which is truthful and is shared with the aim of harming the reputation of the person it is about, would best be described with which of these words?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Should we believe everything we read?

Test your knowledge with this quick quiz!

Q1.According to the research mentioned in the lesson, which source below did people in the UK trust most?

1/5

Q2.True or false: Sometimes an article will deliberately use emotive language to get a reaction from the reader?

2/5

Q3.One of the oldest examples of false information being published is often given what name?

3/5

Q4.What does the 'V' in REVIEW stand for?

4/5

Q5.A piece of information which is truthful and is shared with the aim of harming the reputation of the person it is about, would best be described with which of these words?

5/5

Lesson summary: Should we believe everything we read?

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