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Lateral Reading - Protect Against Misinformation

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Lateral Reading - Protect Against Misinformation


An essential media literacy skill that every student should have in their toolbox—lateral reading. In our current digital landscape, unreliable information is just a click away. With the internet saturated in data that ranges from credible facts to outright fabrications, it’s crucial to sift through the noise and discern what’s trustworthy.

According to CIVIX, “False and misleading information is rampant online, and people lack the skills and motivation to determine what to trust.”

Clearly, if we’re going to build the next generation of informed citizens, we need fresh approaches to teaching digital media literacy and source evaluation.

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