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  • Google teaches kids to spot fake news
  • Google teaches kids to spot fake news
    Julia Viniczay (2017) ©

Google teaches kids to spot fake news

Google has revamped its digital safety curriculum, Be Internet Awesome, with a new lesson, 'Don't fall for fake', which teaches kids how to spot fake news stories and other misinformation online. In doing so, the technology giant positions itself as a platform that cares about the safety of its youngest users.



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