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Social Media and the News

Social Media and the News 

Price: $43.93
S&L Price: $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-6782-0538-6
Format: Hardcover
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Author: Carla Mooney
Publication Date: 2024
Number of Pages: 64
Dewey Code: 302.23/1
Lexile: 1000-1400
Interest Grade Level: 6-12
Reading Grade Level: 6-12

Although social media platforms started as a place to socialize online, for people worldwide social media has increasingly become a source for news. However, while some information on social media platforms comes from trustworthy news outlets, other news sources are unreliable, misleading, and inaccurate. When fact, opinion, bias, and misinformation are all jumbled together on a social media platform, concerns are rising that users can have trouble determining what they are seeing.