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Facebook and fake news

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Key message

Social media companies are beginning to acknowledge their role in spreading fake news and hoaxes.

Facebook continues to address broader concerns about the spread of fake news and hoaxes. This article by The Guardian's Alex Hern goes into detail about how Facebook changed their advertising rules in the wake of controversy.

Curriculum and syllabus links

Digital Technologies S3

  • ACTDIP022 Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols

Digital Technologies S4

  • ACTDIP032 Plan and manage projects that create and communicate ideas and information collaboratively online, taking safety and social contexts into account

Digital Technologies S5

  • ACTDIP043 Create interactive solutions for sharing ideas and information online, taking into account safety, social contexts and legal responsibilities
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