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Learn to tell right from wrong on the web

Knowing how to recognize quality information is an increasingly important issue in order to live your citizenship well. Here are some resources on the subject.

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Knowing how to recognize quality information is an increasingly important issue in order to live your citizenship well. Here are some resources on the subject.

Web accessibility makes access to information within everyone's reach. However, this facility also opens the door wide to the spread of false information. The debate on fake news was at the heart of the recent election of Donald Trump in the United States. Indeed, fake news has multiplied on the Web and on Facebook, among others, particularly in the last weeks of the election campaign.

Catherine Mathys was referring to it on the Radio-Canada website last week and Agence Science Presse had even talked about it before the election. Did this influence the vote?

Facing the challenge of distinguishing right from wrong in school

Le Nouvel Observateur published last year a text by Rose-Marie Farinella Elkabbach, teacher at Taninges primary school, who tells about the process which was undertaken in this school to educate the pupils to discern the real news on the net. All educational material used is available on the site of the Académie de Grenoble. Teachers everywhere will find it a great source of inspiration.

The French Ministry of Education also organized, last year, a study day on the theme "Responding to conspiracy theories", which France Inter summed up well. in a report also including lots of links to useful resources for teachers. Even the official French government website make a place (amazing) to the fight against information manipulation.

Closer to home, Habilomédias has published many educational resources about the authentication of information. Besides, in this post, Marie-Josée Archambault suggests ways to validate whether a piece of information is true or false, such as the following: “Is this news that we so want to share broadcast elsewhere? With the search tools offered by the web, Google at the top of the list, it becomes child's play, using keywords, to quickly find confirmation or denial of a news or a study. "

Do you know of other similar resources? If so, feel free to share them with us by leaving a comment below!

About the Author

Clément Laberge
Clement Labergehttp://www.remolino.qc.ca
A graduate in high school science education, Clément is the co-founder of Infobourg, the website now called L'École branchée.

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