Social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat are used by children and teens around the world, and some Florida lawmakers want to make sure students are educated on the risks and benefits of using it. of these platforms. This is why in the legislative session of 2022, the Florida legislature will consider a …

Oral Roberts University is adding yet another new building to its growing campus. The Tulsa-based university held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for a new media arts center (MAC), construction scheduled to begin in early December. The MAC will be located on the north side of the campus and will house the music, theater, dance …

In recent years, Google has attempted to repair its reputation as a source of disinformation by launching multiple programs, including the Google News Initiative (GNI). Today, the company has partnered with PBS Student Report Labs (SRL) and other journalism organizations on programs designed to strengthen media literacy for students, educators, and the public. Google News …

TAIPEI – A video of Taiwanese Minister of Health Chen Shih-chung singing into a microphone at a dinner drew criticism from netizens and an opposition leader when it began circulating online last Wednesday ( November 10) at night. The chairman of the main opposition Kuomintang party, Eric Chu, has hinted that the minister should step …

I’m supposed to graduate next semester. These words come out like molasses from my mouth every time I say them. Unsurprisingly, given my chronic procrastination and general avoidance of tasks, I’m far from ready for graduation. I’m barely 21 years old. Going to the liquor store seems illegal. My username is always vertical. I don’t …

AMID efforts to curb the pandemic with the rollout of vaccines, the World Health Organization has also expressed concern over the misinformation that has taken place online. Referred to as an infodemic, a hanger of “information” and “epidemic,” it usually refers to false or misleading information – this time leading to reluctance to vaccinate. In …

Efforts to “disarm” social media are already underway, but are still advancing at a slow pace according to communication experts and practitioners. In an online forum hosted by the Philippines Communication Society and the University of the Philippines Internet TV Network, Agents International Public Relations President Alan German revealed how social media like Facebook was …

This summer, Illinois became the first state to require a media education unit for all high school students. Why is this important: Media literacy can help young people to critically examine the information they consume. Chicago suburbs researchers found that teaching information literacy in other classes prompted some students to side-read – or consult another …

The South Korean Dystopian Series Squid game has become Netflix’s most-watched TV series, but there have been growing calls to stop children from watching it to prevent them from emulating its violent challenges. However, seasoned broadcaster Peppi Azzopardi believes the solution lies in education, not banning Squid Game or other violent content to which children …

A man looks out of his home next to a poster urging the public not to participate in spreading fake news in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo: AFP) To combat fake news and other forms of disinformation, the best arsenal is Media and Information Education (MIL). Unlike legality, MIL relies directly on user awareness. If other solutions …