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What the Fact?|Seema Yasmin
What the Fact? : Finding the Truth in All the Noise
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From acclaimed writer, journalist, and physician Dr. Seema Yasmin comes a "savvy, accessible, and critical" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) book about the importance of media literacy, fact-based reporting, and the ability to discern truth from lies. What is a fact? What are reliable sources? What is news? What is fake news? How can anyone make sense of it anymore? Well, we have to. As conspiracy theories and online hoaxes increasingly become a part of our national discourse and "truth" itself is being questioned, it has never been more vital to build the discernment necessary to tell fact from fiction, and media literacy has never been more important. In this accessible guide, Dr. Seema Yasmin, an award-winning journalist, scientist, medical professional, and professor, traces the spread of misinformation and disinformation through our fast-moving media landscape and teaches young readers the skills that will help them identify and counter poorly-sourced clickbait and misleading headlines.

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781665900034
  • ISBN-10: 1665900032
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: September 2022
  • Dimensions: 8.52 x 5.84 x 1.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.98 pounds
  • Page Count: 368
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17

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