“Troubling”: High school students (like most people) are not good at evaluating misinformation

“Troubling”: High school students (like most people) are not good at evaluating misinformation

By Christine Schmidt, for Nieman Lab Sad non-surprise: Young people are not great — actually are kind of terrible — at evaluating digital sources on the internet, new research from Stanford found. But remember, this isn’t just young people, as some of the same Stanford researchers discovered that highly educated people are pretty bad at it too. Setting aside any and all “ok boomer” stereotypes that could come through this

Hey Daily Mail: It’s ‘Ki-yeev,’ Not ‘KEEV’

By Polygraph The Daily Mail British Tabloid Twitter is stunned to discover during the impeachment hearing that Ukrainians prefer Kyiv is pronounced ‘KEEV’ and not ‘Key-Ev’ and it is a point of national pride in defiance of the Russians.Source: The Daily Mail False The capital of Ukraine is not pronounced ‘KEEV.’ Since 2014’s Maidan Revolution ousting a pro-Russia regime, Ukrainians have struggled to assert their country’s independence and national heritage.

Bolstering electoral cyber resiliense in Ukraine

By Merle Malgre, for CEPA Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is in a hurry to reform the country. Cybersecurity seem to be high on the agenda. And rightly so, as Ukraine is known to be a test-bed for the Kremlin’s cyber offense. As Politico wrote, “open warfare with Russia, a highly-skilled, computer-literate pool of talent and a uniquely vulnerable political, economic and IT environment have made the country the perfect sandbox for

Russia and Syria: U.S.-backed Syrian Forces blocking refugee return

By Polygraph The Russian and Syrian defense ministries “A cause for serious concern is the situation in southern Syria, where U.S.-controlled bandit formations, operating in the 55-kilometer al-Tanf zone, continue to prevent the evacuation of the Syrian civilians from the Rubkan camp. The main reason for the actual failure of the U.N. Plan is the failure of American side to fulfill its obligations. Despite numerous U.S. promises to influence the

Students’ civic online reasoning: a national portrait

By Stanford History Education Group & Gibson Consulting Preferred Citation Breakstone, J., Smith, M., Wineburg, S., Rapaport, A., Carle, J., Garland, M., & Saavedra, A. (2019). Students’ civic online reasoning: A national portrait. Stanford History Education Group & Gibson Consulting. https://purl.stanford.edu/gf151tb4868 Collection Graduate School of Education Open Archive Access conditions Use and reproduction User agrees that, where applicable, content will not be used to identify or to otherwise infringe the

MEDIACY: A way to enrich media literacy

By Eva Berger, Robert K. Logan, Anat Ringel, Andrey Miroshnichenko, for Journal of Media Literacy Education Eva Berger, College of Management Academic StudiesFollowRobert K. Logan, University of TorontoFollowAnat Ringel, College of Management Academic StudiesFollowAndrey Miroshnichenko, York University Abstract We propose that the discipline or practice of media literacy defined as the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms can be enriched and made more

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Boris Johnson accused of ignoring evidence of Russian interference

Topics of the Week British Prime Minister accused of ignoring evidence of Russian interference. The US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director warned Russia against interfering in the 2020 elections in a joint statement. Kremlin’s current narratives: Russian stooge blame game returns. Nuclear energy as a strategic tool of hybrid warfare: Case studies from Hungary, Finland and Belarus. Good Old Soviet Joke A new building of the Central Committee

Countering Disinformation: Right Direction, Insufficient Speed

By Jakub Kalenský, for Disinfo Portal The recent #StratComDC event ended with a closed session where the top government specialists from North America, Europe, and Asia discussed countermeasures against disinformation campaigns. Given that the session was behind closed doors, what was said will remain private. But, while respecting Chatham House rules, it is worth highlighting two positive trends in the discussion. First, the whole debate was spent addressing how to

Fake: Ukrainian Authorities Ready to Lift Russia Sanctions

Scores of Russian media reported last week that Ukraine is ready to lift economic sanctions against Russia. Gazeta.ru, RIA Novosti, Versiya, Zvezda, Rosbalt and others cite Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba who allegedly said that Ukraine has been ready to end sanctions against Russia for five years. Kuleba allegedly made these claims in an interview that he gave to the Ukrainian news sited RBK

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