Boston Globe: With NLP’s help, teens lead the way in fighting against ‘fake news’

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Young people are leading the charge in the fight against “fake news,” according to a Jan. 12 column in The Boston Globe.

Bernhard Warner interviewed Kyle Eichner and Catherine Griffin, two of the more than 10,000 educators around the world who have registered to use NLP’s Checkology® virtual classroom. Their students are learning to decide the news value of content, gather information independently and check for fairness, balance and objectivity.

Sanja Kelly, director of Freedom House’s Freedom of the Net project, told Werner that teaching teens how to spot misinformation is crucial to stopping its spread online.

“There are other solutions that could temporarily patch up the problem, but if you really want to tackle this long-term, education is key,” she said.

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NLP in the News