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How lateral reading can help ID fake news stories

Students who practice lateral reading, in which they stop to verify information that seems suspect rather than glossing over it, will get better at identifying untrustworthy news stories, according to media literacy expert Frank Baker. In this blog post, Baker recommends that teachers post lists of questions for students to keep in mind while reading news articles, such as who might benefit from the story and whether it's possible to contact the writer.

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