By Cami Benson and Oliver Cubillos
Students spend much of their free time scrolling through social media and reading news articles, but many of the articles they read are fake. Fake news articles and organizations have been thriving off of this constant intake of online news. A recent study by researchers at Stanford found that the majority of teens can’t distinguish between real news and fake news. Although many teens have trouble with this, media literacy is not a requirement for any English or Social Studies class at Mira Costa. Visit this resource to learn more about distinguishing between real and fake news. The graphic below may be useful for teens to help decide on whether or not a certain news organization is factual or trustworthy.