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Digital Literacy, Fake News and Education.

McDougall, J., Brites, M.J., Couto, M.J. and Lucas, C., 2019. Digital Literacy, Fake News and Education. Cultura y Educacion, 31 (2), 203-212.

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DOI: 10.1080/11356405.2018.1429354


The role of digital literacy in strengthening citizens’ resilience to misinformation and ‘fake news’ has been the subject of research projects and networking and academic and policy discourses in recent years, given prominence by an escalation of the perceived crisis following election and referendum results in the US and UK respectively. This special issue sets out to take forward critical dialogue in the field of media and digital literacy education by publishing rigorous research on the subject. The research disseminated in this collection speaks to the political and economic contexts for ‘fake news’, the complex issue of trust and the risks of educational solutionism; questions of definition and policy implementation; teaching about specific subgenres such as YouTube and clickbait; international comparisons of pedagogic approaches and challenges for teachers in this changing ecosystem.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Special issue: Fake news and education / Número especial: Fake news y educacion
Uncontrolled Keywords:digital literacy, media literacy, fake news, education, pedagogy
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:32314
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:21 May 2019 08:43
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:16


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