Learn to determine the credibility of a piece of information by identifying its primary purpose or “InfoZone”: news, opinion, entertainment, advertising, propaganda and raw information.
News literacy topics
Advertisements; Opinion; Primary purpose; Propaganda; Social media
“In this lesson, you’ll learn how to sift through all that content by using a simple technique we call ‘zoning information.’ Knowing how to sort through content is a foundational skill of news literacy. In fact, it’s a great first step in determining the credibility of information.
This step is more important than ever. You and your generation have more content at your fingertips than any other generation in history…much more.
There are now almost 2 billion websites on the internet. Every minute, Instagram users post more than 48,000 new photos; Twitter users share more than 480 thousand tweets, and YouTube users watch more than 4 million videos. But much of that information is not reliable because it is unverified, meaning it hasn’t been checked for accuracy by an editor or an expert.”