Web Activity: Misinformation

False Claim (Conservative Edition)

Follow the links on this slide and the next to see analyses of two different false claims. In the interest of balance, we’ve included one information malfunction from the right and one from the left.

Response Question: 
  1. At the time of the article, what agency did Scott Pruitt lead?
  2. Based on your own knowledge, which branch of government is this agency a part of?
  3. What was Pruitt’s false claim?
  4. What was wrong about it? What’s the correct info?
  5. Explain where Pruitt’s numbers appear to have come from.
  6. The Trump administration has been very supportive of the coal industry. How might this claim have benefitted the administration, if it were true?
Response not required