Young Voter’s Guide to Social Media and the News [web resource]

Millions of young voters are gearing up to vote in November—many for the first time—but feeling overwhelmed by the constant barrage of information on social media.

From deepfakes and misinformation campaigns to political ads and biased news coverage, it’s difficult to cut through the noise to find the facts. And with social media platforms allowing the spread of false information to go unchecked, it’s harder than ever to know what’s true—especially about the upcoming election and key issues.

Common Sense Media has launched the Young Voter’s Guide to Social Media and the News to help give all voters, and especially young voters, the resources and tools necessary to separate fact from fiction and make sense of election news and social media coverage. The guide also includes ways young people can make a difference in the election, even if they are not yet eligible to vote.

Teachers can browse lesson plans to help students make sense of social media and the news, and parents will find tips for talking  teens about voting and the election process.

Use this guide to cut through the election season hype and get the info you need.

Source: Common Sense | Young Voter’s Guide to Social Media and the News, | © 2020 Common Sense Media

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