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S.I.F.T. Analysis

S.I.F.T. Analysis aka Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers

The Importance of Information/Media Literacy

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts . . . Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

How often do you use the Internet/Social Media:
Too numerous to count.: 0 votes (0%)
Several times a day.: 0 votes (0%)
Several times a week.: 0 votes (0%)
Not at all.: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 0
Do you find yourself checking your phone for messages, alerts, posts or calls even if it doesn't ring or vibrate?
Yes: 0 votes (0%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 0

Where does misinformation come from? Misinformation ranges from outdated news initially thought to be true and disseminated in good faith, to technically-true but misleading half-truths, to entirely fabricated disinformation spread intentionally to mislead or confuse the public. People can even acquire misconceptions from obviously fictional materials. Most importantly, we consume and create misinformation because we fail to check our emotions . . . when a piece of information sparks a reaction, a good habit to form before sharing this “fact” is to STOP and . . .

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