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In the wake of ex-Facebook employee and federal whistleblower Frances Haugen revelations on social media algorithms on CBS ‘ “60 minutes” and following testimony At the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, the importance of Internet media literacy was emphasized. Company documents presented by Haguen indicate how Facebook knowingly exposes its users to disinformation but …

Florida lawmaker pushes for social media education Josh Cascio reports TAMPA, Florida – Florida State Senator Danny Burgess (R-District 20) wants to give students information, proposing a new bill that would require schools to teach so-called social media literacy in classrooms . “The classroom is vitally important, especially in the world of social media where …

(NEXSTAR) – Lawmakers’ worthy misunderstanding of a popular social media term went viral earlier this month – providing fodder for comedians online and sending teens scrambling to clean up their finstas before their parents did not learn of the existence of their “fake” Instagram accounts. Americans agree misinformation is a problem, poll finds The awkward …

As we begin the 2021-22 school year, DePaul’s students are once again entering and exiting classrooms and re-acclimating to in-person classes. But even if we make this transition together, it would do us good to think more critically about the world we lived in during the last year of the pandemic – the world of …

Illinois high schools will need offer a media literacy course in 2022. It is the first state to require these classes to be taught, but some schools are already teaching the skills in all classes. Naperville’s Neuqua Valley High School has been working with media education researchers and experts from the Stanford History Education Group …

Now more than ever, educators need support in digital media literacy skills, both in remote and traditional classroom settings. The Ohio Ed Techs join KQED to share the PBS Media Literacy Educator certification with educators in this series of professional learning courses. Classes are open to all Ohio educators, including K-12 teachers, librarians, TOSAs, and …

File photo shows commuters walking past an advertisement discouraging the spread of fake news at a Kuala Lumpur train station on March 28, 2018. – Photo Reuters KUALA LUMPUR, September 3 – More than 1,200 educators across the country have joined the Media Education Academy (MEA) media literacy program in an effort to combat disinformation …

Amid a new era of widespread disinformation about elections, the COVID-19 pandemic, and vaccines, some states are backing down: Illinois recently passed a law require secondary schools to teach media literacy. While many schools across the state and nation teach media literacy in one way or another, Illinois is the first State of the nation …

The media landscape has changed dramatically so far in the 21st century. We can access information in ways we never imagined until just 20 years ago. It was enough of a challenge for those who found it difficult to get used to the World Wide Web when it disrupted lives. Imagine the challenge of learning …

Approved on July 9 by Governor JB Pritzker, House Bill 234 will require all public high schools in Illinois to include media education in their curriculum during the 2022-2023 school year. With this bill, Illinois becomes the first state to require media education in public high schools. Musonda Kapatamoyo, chairman of the mass communications department, …