Media Literacy

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    How to Avoid Extremism on Social Media

    May 3, 2022

    Extremist groups have been trolling the internet for decades, and they have learned to temper their words and disguise their intentions. A new scorecard can help users—or parents, or advertisers, or the social media companies themselves—understand when they might be interacting with extremist content.

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    Approaches and Obstacles to Teaching Media Literacy

    Sep 23, 2021

    The majority of U.S. public schools address media literacy competencies in some manner. But according to K–12 teachers, instruction is unevenly implemented, at best, and obstacles are common. Media literacy education also varies across schools of different ethnic compositions and poverty levels.

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    Susannah Faxon-Mills

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education B.A. in community studies, University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A. in education policy, Stanford University

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    Alice Huguet

    Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in education policy, University of Southern California; M.A. in elementary education, Loyola Marymount University; B.S. in political science, University of Oregon

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    Molly Selvin

    Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in history, University of California, San Diego; M.A. in history, University of California, San Diego; B.A. in history, University of California, San Diego

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