New Bill Would Require Illinois Schools To Teach Media Literacy

As the media landscape continues to evolve, it can be difficult to tell the difference between fake news and legitimate reporting.

Examples of fake news stories shared on Facebook by a site posing as a news source, PeaceData, which the research firm Graphika says was part of a Kremlin-backed operation to steer voters away from the campaign of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Examples of fake news stories shared on Facebook by a site posing as a news source, PeaceData, which the research firm Graphika says was part of a Kremlin-backed operation to steer voters away from the campaign of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Examples of fake news stories shared on Facebook by a site posing as a news source, PeaceData, which the research firm Graphika says was part of a Kremlin-backed operation to steer voters away from the campaign of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Examples of fake news stories shared on Facebook by a site posing as a news source, PeaceData, which the research firm Graphika says was part of a Kremlin-backed operation to steer voters away from the campaign of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

New Bill Would Require Illinois Schools To Teach Media Literacy

As the media landscape continues to evolve, it can be difficult to tell the difference between fake news and legitimate reporting.

A new bill would require Illinois school districts to add media literacy instruction as part of their computer literacy curriculum.

Reset checks in with a co-sponsor of the legislation and a media literacy expert for more.

GUESTS: State Sen. Karina Villa

Michael Spikes, media literacy expert and PhD candidate at Northwestern University