Reboot Foundation’s report notes NLP’s work
A new report from the Reboot Foundation, a Paris-based nonprofit supporting efforts that elevate critical thinking, notes the work of NLP and highlights our Checkology® virtual classroom as a news literacy resource.
In Fighting Fake News: Lessons From The Information Wars, Helen Lee Bouygues, the foundation’s founder and president, examined existing literature, interviewed experts and conducted independent research to answer the questions “So what can be done?” and “What should be done?” to combat “the influence of fake news.” Her research examined the effectiveness of interventions that “aimed to improve people’s ability to distinguish fake and legitimate news” and demonstrated that people can become better at identifying misinformation.
In her conclusion, Bouygues wrote that informed consumers may be the best line of defense against misinformation and disinformation: “But above all, the solution to fake news comes down to savvy news consumers. More engaged critical thinkers can stem the fake news crisis and strengthen democracies around the world.”
The report identifies both NLP and Stony Brook University, home to the Center for News Literacy, as leaders in developing curricula and digital resources for schools. The report also lists NLP and Checkology in its list of resources.