What is “fake news” and how do you know?

A new, original documentary from Connecticut Public, Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation, takes on this topic, just in time for the 2020 election season. Viewers will learn how and why misinformation spreads, and how to be a smarter information consumer in our increasingly digital world.

This year could be one of the most extraordinary years yet for misinformation, claims and counter-claims to spread like wildfire. Media literacy matters more than ever – for adults and their children alike.

Fake news isn’t new, but new digital tools make it easier to spread quickly. To spot a fake, you need to be able to dissect breaking news, evaluate partisan content, and use critical thinking skills. Our documentary helps viewers learn to discern fact from fiction in news reports, identify fake news, and evaluate the biases of real news using common sense, critical thinking skills, and an understanding of universal standards of journalism.

Premieres Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. on CPTV.  Rebroadcast Monday, February 17, 2020 at 10:00 pm.
Streaming on CPTV Passport, Youtube and the Connecticut Public mobile app.


Sponsored by Connecticut Humanities. For more information visit: https://cptv.org/fake/?jwsource=cl