MuseForJews

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When sharing isn’t caring

I’m as guilty as many at getting much of my news from Facebook. I suspect that my students will have a future where social news is far more prevalent than, well, reading a newspaper.

A recent share from a friend on Facebook got me to thinking about this phenomenon.

First, the photo and caption:

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Sometimes I read the comments before actually reading the article. I’m interested in what people have to say. I was shocked by the venomous comments about Islam and Muslims. And I’m sure my friend shared it with that same response of outrage about the mistreatment of women.

Then I read the article.

Well, it started with a big, bold paragraph about an alleged edict that probably was a hoax. A horrible hoax designed to discredit Isis.

A different story than the one implied by the click bait caption.

A powerful message to read before you like, share or comment.

How do we teach this?

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July 27, 2014 - Posted by | Digital literacy | ,

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