Debunking the Disguises: Misinformation, AI and Social Media

Register today!


Wednesday, October 25, 2023
5:00 PM ET

This free webinar for educators, presented by the News Literacy Project and hosted by edWeb, explores strategies for teaching students about misinformation in the context of social media and generative AI.

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023
5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT

Many young people today rely on social media for news and information. And as generative artificial intelligence becomes more common, it too is playing a role in today’s information landscape. The problem is that AI and social media can be as misleading as a haunted house — full of tricks (not treats), and often, misinformation!

By giving students the tools to develop critical thinking skills, educators can help arm their students against this scary situation (and not just during Halloween season). Join us for a free edWebinar focused on helping your students see through falsehoods disguised as facts and AI masquerading as reality.

Hear from the News Literacy Project’s AI and social media expert Alexa Volland, and learn techniques for giving students the skills to navigate even the most bewildering digital environments. We’ll also explore free resources, such as Checkology lessons and classroom exercises, for determining the credibility of evidence and sources as well as best practices for teaching about misinformation and conspiratorial thinking.

This edWebinar will be of interest to middle and high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity – reserve your spot today!

(Can’t make it at this time but still interested? Register anyway, and we’ll email you the recording.)

More Updates

NewsLitCamp®: The Importance of Local News

Join us on Jan. 26 for a National NewsLitCamp®️: The Importance of Local News, in partnership with Scripps News, a virtual, immersive day of professional learning built exclusively for educators and part of our National News Literacy Week.


‘It’s really our responsibility’: Los Angeles NPR station speaks with NLP

Students need to learn news literacy skills so they can navigate our complicated information landscape and avoid misinformation, said Ebonee Otoo, NLP’s senior vice president of educator engagement, in a recent interview with L.A. NPR station KCRW.  California recently joined a growing number of states requiring media literacy instruction in schools. Otoo explained what the…

NLP in the News