When teens find misinformation online, these teachers are ready to fight back

(From left) Maynard High School's assistant principal Olga Doktorov and graduate Gracie Gilligan with Media Literacy Now founder Erin McNeill. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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UNITED STATES – Between lessons about the Revolutionary War and the functions of Congress, juniors in several history and United States government classes at Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are taught to defend themselves against disinformation.

The students, many of them on the cusp of voting age, spend up to two weeks each autumn exploring how falsehoods, prejudices and opinions can lurk in the many places they get information.

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