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Algorithms, Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers, and Fake News

by Carrie Emerick

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Algorithms, Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers,
and Fake News
Algorithms
Watch the video and then answer the following questions:
What are algorithms?


How do algorithms create filter bubbles?


What are the effects of a filter bubble on an internet and social media user?
Echo Chambers
Watch the video and then answer the following questions:
What are echo chambers?


What are the effects of an echo chamber on an internet and social media user?


What is the connection between algorithms and echo chambers?


What is the connection between echo chambers and filter bubbles?
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Fake News
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Before you start, look up the following vocabulary words and write their definitions.
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Misinformation

Pseudoscience

Aggregate

Phenomenon

Satirical

Bias

Debunk

Validity
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Fake News
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Read the questions first, then read watch the video. Stop the video whenever you find the answer and then answer the question.
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What is fake news?


What is circular reporting?


What does wanting quick answers create?
Take the quiz and then describe your experience.
Watch the Video,
How well did you do? How easy is it to tell the difference between fake news and real news? What would you recommend people do to discern from real and fake news?
















After watching the video, what connections do you see between how you did on the quiz, and what is said on the video?








Algorithms, Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers, and Fake News
We have learned how algorithms create filter bubbles and echo chambers. We have learned how fake news is created. Watch the video to answer the following question: What is the connection between how algorithms create filter bubbles and echo chambers with the spreading of fake news?




You may need to listen to the podcast a few times to answer the following questions:

1. What happened that made professor Zimdars interested in fake news?

2. Why do you think that some website publishers trolled professor Zimdars
after she started educating people concerning fake news?

3. What is clickbait? Why is it used? You will need to look this up.

4. Why do reputable journalist verify their sources before they publish their
reports?

5. What does professor Zimdars tell you to look out for in order to determine
if it is fake news?

6. How do fake news sites fool you into believing they are legitimate news
sources?
Using the checklist, determine if the news report that Trump wanted to deport Native Americans to India is true. Describe what you did to determine the validity of the site and what you found.
You can list your investigation.













Let's Reflect
Using all you have learned, including this video, what can you do to combat being caught in a filter bubble and an echo chamber so that you are less likely to get caught up in fake news?










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