Bias in Big Data & Algorithms
Learn all about data: what it is, how you interact with it online, and how to analyze it.
Why is it so hard to see the difference between reliable information and biased misinformation? Between scientific facts and disinformation, like so called “alternative facts”?
Learn how to spot misinformation with strategies used by professional fact-checkers. Review the concepts of reliability and bias, and practice evaluating online information and images so you can bring these skills to your students.
|Review guidelines for evaluating the reliability of a resource||Learn about the methods fact-checkers use to evaluate information|
|Understand that reliable information is verifiable, impartial, and accurate||Read about current fact-checking strategies like lateral reading|
|Practice identifying an altered image||Create a classroom resource for evaluating information|
|Use online tools to spot manipulated photos||Create an instructional resource for your students that models good source-checking strategies|
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