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What the Fact?: Debunking Disinformation to Detangle the Truth

September 20

Red background and images of many news stories with social media icons and emojis and share buttons. What the Fact? is in a large black font over the images. A few hearts and emojis are on top of the title. There is a line at the bottom that says finding the truth in all the noise.What the Fact?: Debunking Disinformation to Detangle the Truth by Seema Yasmin
Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

What is a fact? What are reliable sources? What is news? What is fake news? How can anyone make sense of it anymore? Well, we have to. As conspiracy theories and online hoaxes increasingly become a part of our national discourse and “truth” itself is being questioned, it has never been more vital to build the discernment necessary to tell fact from fiction, and media literacy has never been more vital.

In this accessibly-written guide, Dr. Seema Yasmin, an award-winning journalist, scientist, medical professional, and professor, traces the spread of misinformation and disinformation through our fast-moving media landscape and teaches young readers the skills that will help them identify and counter poorly-sourced clickbait and misleading headlines. — Cover image and summary via Goodreads

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