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Today’s news landscape is fraught with several types of misinformation; sometimes it’s hard to know what information to trust. This infographic and quiz accompaniment developed by the news literacy experts at NLP will help you to identify the validity of the news you consume. 
NLP partnered with disinformation research expert Cindy Otis to bring you eight tips that can help you improve your search results and zero in on what you’re looking for more quickly. 
Learn how to distinguish between five common types of misinformation.
This infographic is designed to help you get your bearings in the misinformation landscape. Why do people share misinformation? What is the difference between misinformation and disinformation? What are some of the different types of misinformation people regularly encounter online? What are some “red flag” phrases and other signs of dubious content that can help people recognize when to remain skeptical and proceed with caution.
We talked with experts to hear their opinions on the best ways for students to determine fact from fiction. Watch below.
Part 2: Tumultuous Topics in the Classroom will be held over Zoom on April 26 from 6-7 p.m.
Part 3: Defending Democracy will be held over Zoom on May 25 from 6-7 p.m.
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