■Class discussion: Do you believe what you read on Facebook and other social media? Why or why not? Before you re-post it, do you check social media “news” to see if it’s true? How do you check news stories? What newspapers or other sources do you use to verify a news report? Where did the fake news reports come from during the campaign? Should social media companies be held responsible for content on their sites? Are people more likely to believe a lie if it agrees with their existing beliefs?
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