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Do you even news? Assembly Bill seeks to teach kids to spot fake news




Fake news has been the news recently as it was especially prevalent throughout the entire presidential election and because of the impact it might have had on voters.
Fake news has been the news recently as it was especially prevalent throughout the entire presidential election and because of the impact it might have had on voters.
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A November study out of Stanford University exploring media literacy among youth confirmed what many likely knew: young folks don't really understand the news.

"Do they even news?" you ask?

Nah, they don't news. 

But a new Assembly Bill, introduced  Wednesday, seeks to end media illiteracy in the state by making "civic online reasoning" part of the curriculum for middle and high school students. 

AB 155, submitted by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez of the 51st district, would direct the Instructional Quality Commission (which advises the State Board of Education) to update several core subjects to incorporate the new skill. 

Speaking Thursday to Take Two, Assemblymember Gomez said that the presidential race of 2016 is a prime example as to why a change is necessary. 

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