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NEW: Viral rumor rundown blog on newslit.org  

Peter Adams
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Hey NewsLit Nation,

About four years ago, we started a section of The Sift newsletter that recapped the week's most news literacy relevant examples of viral misinformation. The "viral rumor rundown" quickly because a reader favorite in the newsletter.

Today we launched an iteration of the rundown as a blog on our website. You can find it here: https://rumors.newslit.org/

I'd love your feedback and ideas for how we can ensure this curation meets your needs as you teach about misinformation in the classroom. Please let us know what you think and how we could make these better in the weeks and months to come.

Thanks!

Peter

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Ebonee
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So exciting! Such a great resource! 

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Emily J.
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This looks awesome, I can't wait to share it with our librarians across the district! I love the tagged topics on the right side, which makes finding themes in misinformation easy. I tried to use the search feature and it didn't work, I used the terms "shirt", "t-shirt", and "MAGA" since I saw there were a few rumors with those topics but got zero results. Not sure what I did wrong? 

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Jordan Maze, NLP
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@ejacobs sorry for the late response here! I'm not sure if there have been any updates to the site since Oct. 6, but I did just try searching for those three terms at https://rumors.newslit.org/ and did get the appropriate results, so it seems the feature has been fixed. If the problem persists for you, could you email me at jmaze@newslit.org so I can get to the bottom of it? Thanks for posting about this!

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Molly June Roquet
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This is fantastic!

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