Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation
Airs Friday, July 10 at 11 p.m.
Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation Explores How and Why “Fake News” Spreads
At a time when the 24-hour news cycle reaches far beyond print and an endless trove of information is accessible with the click of a mouse, how can the average person learn to separate fact from fiction? And what does this mean for our democracy if we cannot grasp this important skill?
Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation explores how and why this type of information spreads and how media literacy creates smarter citizens in an increasingly digital world. Fake airs on Southern Oregon PBS Friday, July 10 at 11 p.m.
Viewers learn to discern fact from fiction in news reports, identify fake news, and evaluate the biases of real news using common sense, critical thinking skills, and an understanding of universal standards of journalism. Just in time for the 2020 election, Fake examines why media literacy matters more than ever – for adults and their children alike.