Fake News has been a consistent topic in my classes over the past two years. The non-partisan idea that this stuff is out there, spreads all over social media, and that platforms like Facebook have to be really careful in how they step in to make judgements on what people post. None of our off the cuff 30-minute discussions led to a solution. Shocking, yes.
It turns out that a direct approach of fact checking wasn’t the answer, it was providing more information in the form of related articles.