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Fake News, Misinformation and Propaganda: Media Literacy

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Media Literacy

Media literacy refers to:

  • The ability to interpret and understand how various forms of media operate, and the impact those media can have on one’s perspective on people, events or issues.
  • It involves thinking critically and actively deconstructing the media one consumes. It also involves understanding one’s role as a consumer and creator of media and understanding the ways in which governments regulate media.

The Canadian Encyclopedia

What is Media Literacy?

What is media literacy [Video]? (2022, May 8). YouTube. https://youtu.be/x6H8jpbcI0U

What's Real Online?

Media Smarts. (2021, October 15). What's real online? Media literacy lesson [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/JQZfNCd-iwI

Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism

Reshamwala, S. (2016, December 16). Implicit bias: Peanut butter, jelly and racism [Video]. YouTube. https://nyti.ms/2jSAhZe