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How do journalists harness the power of data to tell stories? This NLP YouTube Shorts video revisits this News Goggles topic:

A News Literacy Project YouTube Shorts video displays the words “News Goggles” above a flashlight and a pair of binoculars.
NewsLit Tip

Is it a deepfake?
As artificial intelligence technology continues to advance, digital manipulations and fabrications in images and videos are becoming harder to spot. Practice healthy skepticism and check the authenticity of visuals with a credible news source.

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This week on RumorGuard

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis did not refer to ‘Sir-Mixes-a-lot’ in his high school yearbook. A viral video of President Joe Biden does not show him sniffing a kid — the sniff sound was added in. Check out more of the latest debunked rumors on NLP’s RumorGuard!

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