Lesson plans, classroom materials, and teaching strategies on the Global Impact of Computing. Portal to our collection of creative, engaging resources to support teachers of AP Computer Science Principles, and others who want to bring social impact into high school CS classrooms.
What’s the Role of Social Media in the News Media?
Fake news stories shared on social media played a major role in the spread of misinformation during the 2016 U.S. elections and after, even spurring individuals into taking dangerous action. Google and Facebook have pledged to discourage known fake news, for example by limiting advertising. However, many argue for more fundamental measures, to address the underlying issue that services like Facebook are built around showing users what they want to see.