UPDATE on SPOT Fake News Online campaign

News Media Canada’s program on media literacy is set to launch on September 16 with a nation-wide campaign in newspapers, promoting a simple, four step tool to Canadians of all ages.

This easy-to-understand program will encourage Canadians of all ages to critically assess online reporting and digital media and avoid being susceptible to manipulation online by asking four simple questions.

S – Is this a credible Source?

P – Is the Perspective biased?

O – Are Other sources reporting the same story?

T – Is the story Timely?

Participating community newspapers across Canada will continue to promote these easy to understand steps with a small space/frequency print campaign running for 20 weeks following the launch.

For more information contact Kelly at klevson@newsmediacanada.ca.