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Patricia Hunt, educator of the year, featured on ARLNow

NLP’s 2020 Educator of the Year Patricia Hunt is featured in the June 25 article, Wakefield High School Teacher Honored for News Literacy Efforts, on ARLNow. The news website covering Arlington, Va., quotes Hunt, a local educator, and NLP CEO and founder Alan C. Miller. It also links to the video of the award presentation,

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Connect Safely live webcast features Alan Miller

The nonprofit Connect Safely’s June 16 webcast, hosted by journalist Larry Magid and author Kerry Gallagher, features NLP founder and CEO Alan C. Miller. The discussion centers on why media literacy is more important than ever, as well as misinformation on social media in general and particularly regarding COVID19. The live segment was recorded on…

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Our information age, misinformation topic of Pew Charitable Trusts’ podcast

NLP founder and CEO Alan C. Miller discusses our  confusing digital information age on The Pew Charitable Trusts’ podcast After the Fact. During the June 12 segment, The Infodemic, Miller tells listeners: “We’re living in the most complex information landscape in human history.” He then shares ideas on how we can navigate an overwhelming stream…

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Real Kids Real Questions, Australian podcast, explores ‘fake news’ with NLP

Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president of education, bridgesa 13-hour time difference to take questions from children in Australia on the podcast Real Kids Real Questions. Children host the program, which addresses topics kids in the listening audience suggest. During the June 7 episode Why ‘fake news’ is bad news, Peter answers  questions about what…

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NPR show ‘1A’ covers misinformation related to racial injustice protests

NLP’s Senior Vice President of Education Peter Adams and Jane Lytvynenko, senior reporter covering disinformation and security for BuzzFeed News discuss misinformation related to racial injustice protests on the WAMU program 1A. In the June 4 segment, How To Identify Misinformation About The Protests, they address conspiracy theories, disinformation and the role of social media.…

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USA Today article addresses protest misinformation, how to avoid it

In a June 1 USA Today article, Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president of education, discusses the hoaxes, fabrications, manipulated content and other protest misinformation proliferating on social media about widespread demonstrations against racial injustice. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police on May 25.…

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Newsy piece looks at rise of QAnon conspiracy theory

In a May 21 segment for Newsy, QAnon Conspiracy Movement Gains Followers In Uncertain Times, NLP’s Darragh Worland discusses the rise of the far-right QAnon claims. The movement is based around the theory that President Donald Trump is bringing about a “great awakening” and will expose prominent political figures — the Deep State — for…

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Education webcast, article discuss importance of critical thinking

Peter Adams, senior vice president of education at NLP, took part in the May 14 webinar Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News hosted by the School Library Journal (SLJ) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). He was joined by panelists Renee DiResta, research manager at Stanford University Internet Observatory, and…

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