Senior Planet’s “How to Spot Fake News” online lecture is featured in this new guide for older adults from The New York Times. Through our virtual class sessions, seniors are discovering tools for evaluating news sources and learning how to utilize popular fact-checking sites.
“Some participants in Senior Planet’s first class in February were not aware that misinformation is so pervasive: One woman had received a text that falsely claimed that Covid-19 could be detected by holding one’s breath; she then forwarded the message. ‘She saw firsthand that she could not redact what she shared once she had passed it along,’ said Bre Clark, a program manager who taught the class.”
For more information on this topic, watch our panel discussion “Fake News in Our World Today” here.