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False Equivalence: Why It's so Dangerous

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Title:

False Equivalence: Why It's so Dangerous

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/above-the-noise-false-equivalence/above-the-noise-false-equivalence/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

Not every topic warrants a “both sides” approach. Some viewpoints are simply not backed by empirical evidence or are based on false ideas. Journalists and anyone who works with facts have to be careful not to present them as legit debates. If they do, they are creating a “false equivalence.” False equivalence: what does it mean, and why is it helping to spread misinformation online? 

Have your students watch the video and respond to the question in the support materials.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
13) Evaluate the impact of digital globalization on public perception and ways Internet censorship can affect free and equitable access to information.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • evaluate the effects of internet censorship and global digitalization on the global society.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • digital globalization
  • Internet censorship
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • at one time, trades and goods were limited to mostly advanced economies; with changes in digital globalization, services and data are more readily available to all economies not affected by censorship.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify positive and negative implications of digital globalization and internet censorship.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • digital globalization has provided opportunities to countries less advanced than some larger countries.
  • internet censorship occurs locally and abroad.
Tags: false equivalence, online, public perception
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AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles
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Author: Stephanie Carver