News Literacy is when a person has the critical thinking skills to judge the reliability and credibility of information.
What we are up against:
With news literacy, you can combat these issues by:
"Fake News" has turned into a loaded term that has more than one meaning.
Fake news originally was applied to the news that was indeed fiction, but the term is now often used to describe any news that someone disagrees with, regardless of the level of factual information presented in the story. It is important to realize that not all stories marked as fake news are false. Just as there are stories that appear to be true, that are in fact fake.
For this reason, this guide moves away from the label "Fake News" and digs into how news can be false or misleading.