How do we best teach our students to evaluate what they read online? In part, we must be well informed ourselves. La Toile des Communicateurs, in collaboration with TELUQ and other partners, hosted a talk on fake news entitled Les faussetés sur le Web : un vrai problème. The talk was given by Jeff Yates, the Métro journalist who writes the Inspecteur viral blog. Jeff looks at how we distinguish between fake, questionable, and real news, but also why we tend to believe fake news and participate in turning it viral.

The talk was recorded and is now available online. Click the image below to access the recording.

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