We know not to believe everything we hear, but what about what we see? Advancements in computer-generated graphics, facial recognition, and video production have led to a world of viral videos that are often difficult to identify as fake. Help your students learn to read what they see on the web "laterally" by showing them how to get off the page, check credibility, and find corroboration.
Define "misinformation" and explore the consequences of spreading misinformation online.
Learn how to use lateral reading as a strategy to verify the accuracy of information online.
Apply lateral reading to examples of questionable videos to determine their accuracy.