Apple News app adds news literacy guide created by NLP

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Apple Insider and Tech Crunch were among the technology news sites reporting that a section of the Apple News app devoted to coverage of the 2020 elections now features a news literacy guide created by NLP. Axios also referenced the guide in its Feb. 7 newsletter.  In its own announcement, Apple said the guide — which it noted was produced “in partnership with the News Literacy Project” — would “help readers identify misinformation online and offer simple tips for seeking out accurate and reliable information.”

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