Social Media

Columbia Journalism Review

Ben Adler

When old stories go viral

"Other educators agree that assessing the timeliness and contemporary relevance of a piece of content is a foundational concept in news literacy. “The issue of recirculating content relates to several information trends and important news literacy lessons,” says Peter Adams, senior vice president for educational programs at the News Literacy Project, also via email. “It often comes up in discussions and lessons with students about viral content and the need to use specific factchecking tools (like reverse image search, which can show you how long an image has been circulating).”"

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