“Fake news” is not new. However, the Internet’s ability to quickly transmit it in a professional-looking manner to worldwide audiences is a contemporary phenomenon. It is getting harder to know what news to believe, and it affects all of us. As part of a media literacy initiative, Dr. Robert Miller, Ridgefield Public Schools director of technology and operations, will host a Facebook live forum Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. for parents regarding this latest addition to the curriculum. Parents will be able to watch with or without a Facebook account via facebook.com/ridgefieldps.
Although the forum is geared to RPS parents, the general public is welcome to join the event. Miller will teach some of the skills needed to critically evaluate news stories for credibility and accuracy. He will also provide an opportunity to ask questions about the topic.