NewsFeed Defenders is a challenging game designed to sharpen students' news literacy skills. 

In Newsfeed Defenders, students will:

•  Join a fictional social media site focused on news and information 
•  Learn elements of high-quality journalism and markers of deceptive posts
•  Spot dubious posts that sneak in through hidden ads, viral deception, and false reporting

For the best play experience, click "Play Fullscreen" in the upper right area of the screen. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Identify markers of verification, transparency, accountability, and independence in news stories.
  • Define and identify problematic news items, and other news-related types of misinformation.
  • Explain a variety of strategies to verify images and information.
  • Evaluate text for bias based on word choices and framing methods.
  • Use third-party information to judge credibility of a source.