Dr. Jason Harley on Fake News

Ed Psych's Dr. Jason Harley was interviewed on CBC radio and by the Edmonton Journal to discuss fake news and the importance of developing media literacy to inoculate the public against it. This material is also covered in Dr. Harley's course, EDIT 488. The increasing amount of fake news shown to us on social media means we need to examine this information critically. But, social media itself is not negative. Dr. Harley says, "The more interconnected people are, the more opportunity there is for good.”

Click the links below for the audio of the whole CBC interview and to read an article in the Edmonton Journal Dr. Harley provides additional advice in.