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AllSides showcases “Understanding Bias” Checkology lesson

AllSides featured NLP’s new Checkology virtual classroom lesson, “Understanding Bias,” as a resource in the Media Bias section of its homepage on April 1. AllSides is a news website that strives “to display the news as it is covered from a breadth of perspectives. That includes different perspectives on the same story, as well as…

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Teen Vogue: NLP a resource to combat misinformation

The News Literacy Project makes Teen Vogue’s list of  “10 Ways to Fight For Social Justice During the Coronavirus Pandemic,” published on its website on March 30. NLP is included under No. 8 Combat Misinformation as a resource because, “There is so much information and misinformation about COVID-19 floating around online.”  

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Silva advises public on how to cope with misinformation overload

John Silva, NLP’s director of education, advises the public to “act like a journalist” in the March 22 Associated Press article “Virus outbreak means (mis)information overload: How to cope.” Silva says anyone searching for accurate information about the virus needs to act a little like a journalist by verifying suspicious claims. Be wary of information…

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NLP weighs in on the coronavirus and social media

Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president of education, is quoted in the article “Health experts embrace social media to fight coronavirus,” published by The Hill March 21. “A lot of experts are speaking directly to the general public. It can be very valuable. The challenge for the public is knowing who is really telling the…

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Peter Adams discusses the coronavirus on Univision News

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and so has related misinformation. Much of the false and misleading content is being shared widely on social media. Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president of education, discusses the topic live on Univision News on March 20, noting the danger inherent to the spread of misinformation related to the…

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USA Today article on ‘social media pandemic’ features NLP

Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president of education, is featured in the March 19 USA Today article “Welcome to the first social media pandemic. Here are 8 ways you can stop the spread of coronavirus misinformation.” Adams notes, “Really well-intentioned people are trying to make sense of this and help friends and family to the…

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Column on value of trusted information shares advice from NLP

Ethan Shorey’s March 18 column,“During these times, trusted information so important,” in the northern Rhode Island newspaper, The Valley Breeze, a newspaper in northern Rhode Island, includes advice for navigating misinformation from Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president of education.    

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Adams interviewed for NPR program on coronavirus misinformation

Michel Martin of NPR interviewed NLP’s Senior Vice President of Education Peter Adams for the segment “Misinformation Around The Coronavirus” on the March 14 segment of All Things Considered Weekend Edition. “The equivalent of taking 20 seconds and washing your hands is very much the same in the information space, where if you take 20…

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Alan Miller featured in “Real vs. False” column

Larry Magid’s March 13 Mercury News column, “Magid: Tools to help identify real vs. false online information,” includes information about Checkology and quotes from an interview with Alan C. Miller, NLP’s founder and CEO.  

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