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“FAKE: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation,” a documentary produced by Connecticut Public, explores how and why misinformation spreads, and how to be a smarter information consumer in our increasingly digital world.

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Given the sheer volume of news available, how can the average person separate fact from fiction? “FAKE: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation,” a documentary produced in 2020 by Connecticut Public, draws from common sense, critical thinking skills, and universal standards of journalism to give viewers the tools to discern fact from fiction in news reports, identify fake news, and evaluate the biases of real news.


For FACEBOOK:

DOWNLOAD: What is Media Literacy? 60-second video
“We’re making the assumption that the problem is the misinformation. The problem is much broader than that,” says Michelle Ciulla Lipkin from @MediaLiteracyEd. Watch as she teaches media literacy in Connecticut Public’s new documentary Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation. To watch the full documentary and access additional resources visit cptv.org/fake

DOWNLOAD: FAKE 30-second promo
How do you spot a fake? Who can you trust? What information is true? Explore the many ways messages, and audiences, can be manipulated via modern media in Connecticut Public’s documentary, Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation. cptv.org/fake

GUIDE TO FINDING FAKES & FACTS:  The website link will generate a preview –  https://cptv.org/guide-to-finding-fakes-facts/
“A lot of time we have the misconception that because our kids are so exposed to technology that they automatically know how to use it, they know what to do. And that is false,” says Nyree Copeland- Whyte, Director of Digital Learning at Achievement First. Learn how to better source news and identify misinformation with Connecticut Public’s Guide to Finding Fakes & Facts: cptv.org/guide-to-finding-fakes-facts/

Amy Mitchell Quote Card Facebook Post: 
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. Viewers will learn how and why misinformation spreads, and the importance of media literacy in our increasingly digital world. To watch the full documentary visit, cptv.org/fake

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DOWNLOAD: 30-second promo video
How do you spot a fake? Who can you trust? What information is true? Explore the many ways messages, and audiences, can be manipulated via modern media in Connecticut Public’s documentary, Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation. @wnprnews

Hashtags: #fake #fact #facts #truth #misinformation #disinformation #documentary #searchingfortruth #publicmedia #ctpublic #wnpr #cptv #mediaforthecurious

DOWNLOAD: Funding Disinformation.mp4 (video)
$235 million every year is funding disinformation online according to a study by the Global Disinformation Index, the world’s first rating of media sites. How did advertisements and for brands like lyft, CVS Health, hulu and Spotify end up on disinformation sites? Nandini Jammi, co-founder of the social media campaign Sleeping Giants, explains how she is helping hold corporations accountable for supporting disinformation with their advertising dollars in Connecticut Public’s documentary, Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation. @wnprnews

Hashtags: #fake #fact #facts #truth #misinformation #disinformation #documentary #searchingfortruth
#publicmedia #ctpublic #wnpr #cptv #mediaforthecurious

DOWNLOAD: Satire.mp4 (video)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart burst onto the scene in 1999 using political satire to poke fun at people in power. The ‘Fake News’ used non-journalists to gather facts and present them with humor. Patty Rhule, Newseum VP of Content and Exhibit Development discusses how the term has taken on new malevolency in today’s partisan politics. Watch Connecticut Public’s documentary, Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation. @wnprnews

Hashtags: #newseum #newshistory #journalism #documentary #searchingfortruth #jonstewart #thedailyshow #fake #fact #facts #truth #misinformation #disinformation #publicmedia #ctpublic #wnpr #cptv #mediaforthecurious

DOWNLOAD: ABC Framework.mp4 (video)
There are three ways in which something can be disinformation: using deceptive actors, employing deceptive behaviors or utilizing deceptive content. Camille François, Chief Innovation Officer for Graphika, discusses how an organized group can manipulate a conversation in Connecticut Public’s documentary, Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation. @wnprnews

Hashtags: #fake #fact #facts #truth #misinformation #disinformation #documentary #searchingfortruth
#publicmedia #ctpublic #wnpr #cptv #mediaforthecurious


For TWITTER:

DOWNLOAD: 30-second Promo (video)
This year could be one of the most extraordinary years yet for #misinformation to spread like wildfire. Media literacy matters more than ever. Watch Connecticut Public’s original documentary, Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation. cptv.org/fake

DOWNLOAD: Patty Rhule (video)
“Does the headline support the facts? Is the story even a legitimate story? What’s the source of this information?,” asks Patty Rhule, Newseum VP. “Ask hard questions about the information that you’re getting and the people who are telling you things.” cptv.org/guide-to-finding-fakes-facts/

DOWNLOAD: Stanley Quote (.png)
“Call it what it is – Propaganda”, says @jasonintrator from Yale University in Connecticut Public’s documentary, Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation.
cptv.org/fake

DOWNLOAD: Decker Quote (.png)
How can you become a better informed citizen? What information can you trust? Check out Connecticut Public’s Guide to Finding Fakes & Facts.
cptv.org/fake

DOWNLOAD: Amy Mitchell Quote (.png)
50% of Americans say disinformation is preventing the government from functioning well. @asmitch from @PewResearch discusses the issue in Connecticut Public’s documentary, Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation.
cptv.org/fake

GUIDE TO FINDING FAKES & FACTS:  The website link will generate a preview
What does it mean to be a literate citizen in today’s world? Learn about misinformation and how to spot it. https://cptv.org/guide-to-finding-fakes-facts/


For WEBSITES

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Video 1: “How Did Deepfakes Get Started?”

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Video 2: “What is Fake News?”

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Video 3: “What is Media Literacy?”

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Video 4: “What Makes Something Disinformation?” 

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Video 5: “Why Can’t We Just Censor Fake News?”

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<div itemscope itemtype=”https://schema.org/VideoObject”><meta itemprop=”uploadDate” content=”Thu Feb 27 2020 18:06:02 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)”/><meta itemprop=”name” content=”Why Can&#x27;t We Just Censor Fake News?”/><meta itemprop=”description” content=”Banning messages to silence the opposition has its own serious consequences.”/><meta itemprop=”duration” content=”PT1M0.19S” /><meta itemprop=”thumbnailUrl” content=”https://videos.cptv.org/thumbs/IBRKtH25-1920.jpg”/><meta itemprop=”contentUrl” content=”https://videos.cptv.org/videos/IBRKtH25-7tTW1Thn.mp4″/><div style=”position:relative; overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:56.25%”> <iframe src=”https://videos.cptv.org/players/IBRKtH25-3jtDHX5w.html” width=”100%” height=”100%” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”auto” title=”Why Can&#x27;t We Just Censor Fake News?” style=”position:absolute;” allowfullscreen></iframe> </div></div>

Video 6: “What Makes Accurate Information So Hard to Find?” 

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<div itemscope itemtype=”https://schema.org/VideoObject”><meta itemprop=”uploadDate” content=”Thu Feb 27 2020 18:10:33 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)”/><meta itemprop=”name” content=”Why Is Accurate Information So Hard To Find?”/><meta itemprop=”description” content=”When there are so many possibilities to consider, as in the myriad results of a Google search on any topic, you need to think critically and carefully to assess what is objectively true.”/><meta itemprop=”duration” content=”PT1M0.19S” /><meta itemprop=”thumbnailUrl” content=”https://videos.cptv.org/thumbs/cOdZfnzN-1920.jpg”/><meta itemprop=”contentUrl” content=”https://videos.cptv.org/videos/cOdZfnzN-7tTW1Thn.mp4″/><div style=”position:relative; overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:56.25%”> <iframe src=”https://videos.cptv.org/players/cOdZfnzN-3jtDHX5w.html” width=”100%” height=”100%” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”auto” title=”Why Is Accurate Information So Hard To Find?” style=”position:absolute;” allowfullscreen></iframe> </div></div>

Contact for more information:  Meg Fitzgerald, Social Media Editor, mfitzgerald@ctpublic.org