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States Push Media Literacy In Schools Over Fake News Epidemic Studies show many children spend hours every day online but struggle to comprehend the content that comes at them The Washington Times – December 30, 2017

States Push Media Literacy In Schools Over Fake News Epidemic
Studies show many children spend hours every day online but struggle to comprehend the content that comes at them
The Washington Times – December 30, 2017

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.

Lawmakers in several states have introduced or passed bills calling on public school systems to do more to teach media literacy skills that they say are critical to democracy. The effort has been bipartisan but has received little attention despite successful legislation in Washington state, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Mexico.

Several more states are expected to consider such bills in the coming year, including Arizona, New York and Hawaii.

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